Keith Olbermann Says He's Moving Out of Trump Building, Calls Mogul a "Cartoon Character"

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"I can’t hear, or see, or say that name any longer without spitting," Olbermann says.

Keith Olbermann has had enough with Donald Trump — both as a person and a brand. 

"Okay, Donnie, you win. I’m moving out," he began in his piece for the Washington Post

"Not moving out of the country — not yet anyway. I’m merely moving out of one of New York’s many buildings slathered in equal portions with gratuitous gold and the name 'Trump,'" Olbermann continued, explaining that Trump's low-brow antics and hate-filled speeches have forced him to move out of his home in a Trump building. 

"I’m getting out because of the degree to which the very name 'Trump' has degraded the public discourse and the nation itself. I can’t hear, or see, or say that name any longer without spitting."

He even addressed how ridiculous he feels it is that he ridicules Trump for "coarsening politics", "even though, out of the two of us, I’m the one who has promulgated a 'Worst Persons in the World' list for most of the past decade." The news and sports commentator announced his Worst Persons in the World list on his show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Bill O'Reilly and Ted Cruz have made the cut in the past. 

The TV personality explained that the Trump name has been soiled with the presidential candidate's bullying antics and Republican debates in which he acts like a child, throwing insults at his rivals instead of talking policy. Most recently, he interrupted the other candidates constantly, made crude remarks about the size of his manhood and called opponent Marco Rubio "Little Marco." 

"This is the campaign of a PG-rated cartoon character running for president, interrupting a string of insults the rest of us abandoned in the seventh grade only long enough to resume a concurrent string of half-crazed boasts: We’re gonna start winning again! We’re gonna build an eleventy-billion-foot-high wall!"

Olbermann adds that the fact that Trump sticks with these insult-heavy tactics makes it clear to him that Trump is "startlingly unaware of how the presidency or even ordinary governance works."

Olbermann also provided an anecdote to Trump's so-called building skills, telling of how the elevator in his building stopped working and the water was turned off. Trump had told him to let him know how everything in the building was, so Olbermann took him up on his offer and called. He recalled how Trump sent someone to come and throw the blame around before getting to work on ignoring those complaints and installing a new revolving door, an unnecessary project that took over three months to complete. 

"So at least there’s this comfort. If there is a President Trump and he decides to build this ludicrous wall to prevent the immigration from Mexico that isn’t happening, and he uses that same contractor, it’ll take them about a thousand years to finish it."

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