Keith Olbermann, the one-time MSNBC host who most recently presided over GQ’s anti-Trump political webshow “The Resistance with Keith Olbermann,” has announced his departure from the realm of political commentary effective immediately.
On Tuesday, GQ uploaded the 147th episode of “Resistance” – titled “The End” – in which Olbermann explained his reasoning for quitting his role as special correspondent after over a year.
“I am confident now even more so than I have been throughout the last year that this nightmare presidency of Donald John Trump will end prematurely and end soon,” he explained, “and I am thus also confident that this is the correct moment to end this series of commentaries.”
Olbermann went on to list a variety of hurdles that he believes could potentially thwart Trump’s hold on the Oval Office, citing possibilities having to do with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Trump resigning to save face, or even the Republicans opting to impeach Trump to pony up support prior to the 2018 midterms.
The former ESPN and Fox Sports also reassured viewers that his abrupt exit from “Resistance” has no dark cloud around it.
“No illness. No scandal. No firing. Just I’ve said what I’ve had to say,” Olbermann said. “It was as obvious as I made it seem. I give my work everything I can, so it’s not like I can dial it back.”
“I am retiring from political commentary in all media venues,” he concluded. “Thank you for all the kind words and all the support. Have fun storming the castle. My work here is done. Matter of fact, so is Trump’s.”