Keith Olbermann: "There Is Something Really, Really Wrong With Trump"

Submitted by: bliznik 9 months ago in News & Politics


I don't necessarily agree with Olbermann's conclusion about what Americans should do about Trump, but I do agree with his premise. If the only think you knew about Trump was his tweets, you'd likely conclude that there is something very seriously wrong with him.

Skip over the self-defensive diatribe at the beginning to 2:08 of the video to watch the good stuff.
There are 23 comments:
Male 3,447
Richard Branson had very similar feelings about Trump, a lot of people who have known him do.  And what is worse is that we will end up with Pence, which I think was the plan all along.  Hell, Pence is like a human bulletproof vest for Trump.  I don't care about anything else but the Russian/Putin connection should scare all of you.

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Male 4,153
kalron27 Are the Commies coming to get us again?
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Male 3,447
trimble that's Neo-Commies to you ;)
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Male 4,153
Strong the butt-hurt is with this one.
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Male 550
As for him playing the field with his Tweets, that's giving him far too much credit.
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Male 550
It wouldn't be so bad if trump was younger, you could expect some silly shit from his tweets. But come on, this is a guy is hitting seventy, about to become president and he can't even keep these bullshit thoughts to himself. I think his personality does give a little cause for concern but unfortunately most of his supporters seem pretty brainwashed and can't accept any level of criticism aimed at him, so any kind of reasonable debate is off the cards.
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Male 40,772
Asking about Hillary's OBVIOUS health issues isn't allowed...
But claiming Trump is literally FUCKING INSANE because of Olbermann's multiple PHDs in Psychiatry making a diagnosis on a person he has never even spoken to? That is A-OK! 
Um... no.
Trump plays the field in his tweets, and the idiots and liberals (sorry to be redundant) fall for it like sheep following the Judas Goat (look it up!) every single time.
You want Trump re-elected in 2020? THIS is how it will happen! Endless bullshit from the MSM and DNC (again, sorry to be redundant) because hate is all they have now. 
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Male 9,769
5cats "making a diagnosis on a person he has never even spoken to?"

2:25 of the video: "I saw when I first met this man 33 years ago"

3:50 of the video: "When I interviewed him"

You are either too stupid to understand basic english, too deceitful to speak about the material honestly, or too biased to even watch the source before, like everything, you're an expert on it. Pick one.
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Male 4,950
5cats I have to disagree with you on a few points:

1. Asking questions about Hillary's health was never forbidden. I seem to remember a lot of people asking questions about it, particularly after that slumping fall of hers at the 9/11 ceremony.

2. Olbermann didn't make a diagnosis nor did he pretend to be a psychiatrist. If someone does some very peculiar things, people have a right to say "That person doesn't seem well" without PhDs in psychiatry.

3. In saying Trump "plays the field in his tweets," you seem to be trying to say his tweets are a ploy, some kind of trap for liberals.* I don't buy it. I don't think for a second that Trump is tweeting about TV shows, when he ought to be focusing exclusively on getting ready to lead the United States, as some kind of ruse.
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*Playing the field, at least in American English, means to romantically associate with several people without committing to anyone.
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Male 40,772
squrlz4ever Trump should do something more Presidential perhaps? Like... PLAY 300+ Rounds of Golf!! Lolz!

And no, the MSM was generally highly upset that anyone dared question Hillary's health. They made endless excuses, paraded that year and a half old 'medical checkup' report constantly. 
The fainting thing was proof positive that something was wrong, but the MSM dismissed it and happily showed her "triumphant return" a few hours later... not even once questioning things like: why did her campaign lie just days before, and now switched their story? Why is a little girl allowed to run up to her like that? Why is (alleged) pneumonia suddenly cured in a few hours? Why didn't she go to one of the many hospitals nearby? Why Chelsea's apartment...
And etc.
*play the field has several meanings...
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Male 4,950
5cats Actually, the part of your response I'm most interested in is your statement that "play the field" has several meanings. It does? Can you elaborate? Is this a Canadian thing?
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Male 40,772
squrlz4ever It's like "playing the audience" or leading them on to think something or to arrive at a conclusion you intend them to get.
Also like in farming, playing (plowing, plying) the field is to 'go with the flow' of things and still get the job accomplished. Follow the contours and terrain but still end up with a properly plowed field.
And fishing, "playing the fish" is to let it exhaust itself before reeling it in.
 
It's similar to 'stringing them along' in my parlance. It's not exclusive to romance, although we use it for that as well, of course.

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Male 4,950
I was thinking I wouldn't like this video (Olbermann is so often over-the-top and pompous), but I thought he did a good job of voicing a valid concern. I particularly liked the opening two minutes and would encourage viewers not to skip them, contrary to the IAB intro. In those two minutes, Olbermann cites instances where he and other liberals were caught up with politicians who, it later became clear, were not at all well: John Edwards and Anthony Weiner. Also, I agree with Bliznik's assessment that Olbermann's conclusion probably goes too far.
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Male 8,560
Translation: i am out of touch with reality and anyone who disagrees with me does not meet my definition of 'sane'.
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Male 3,447
megrendel Is that a translation of Trump's Tweets?  They makes more sense now, thank you for the insight.
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Male 8,560
kalron27 Wouldn't know. I do not twitter.
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Male 1,746
megrendel So the reality is that it's perfectly normal and sane for the President of the United States--the president of the most powerful country in the world--to:

(1) Plug an old documentary about himself on Christmas Eve
(2) Use a photo of himself (not his wife, kids, friends, Santa, Jesus, VP, Cabinet members) to wish the Nation a Merry Christmas
(3) Call anyone who runs against him or votes against him for political office his "enemy."
(4) Side with a Russian dictator over American politicians
(5) Say, "I go and see my wife. I say, 'Baby, we're not going to win tonight'" and then 3 weeks later say, "Various media outlets and pundits say that I thought I was going to lose the election. Wrong."

Got it. I understand what you're saying. But I feel that what you're saying is sad.
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Male 6,158
bliznik Reading these tweets and listening to his interviews and his debates. I would say that Olbermann's observations on Trump's personality  traits are correct. Although I am not a Doctor of psychology I worked 11 years as an mental health evaluater in a MH re-habitation center, and I have noticed several disturbing trends in almost all of his social interactions,.
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Male 8,560
bliznik Funny how you took my critique of Olberman and try and make it seem I was giving a glowing endorsement of Trump.

Please stick to the subject at hand: Oberman's opinion that anyone that does not toe his personal viewpoint is not 'sane'.  

Not once in my reply did I mention the President Elect.  Funny how intentionally misrepresenting what I wrote was the only way you could foster an argument. (hey, I might be mentioning the in field fly rule in baseball in a future argument...make sure to have that 'well the NRA is mean' rebuttal ready.)
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Male 1,746
megrendel I took it that way because I'm reading your comment in context. You are translating a commentary that Olberman made about Trump, where Olberman disagreed with Trump and Trump did not meet Olberman's definition of "sane." You premised your argument with a statement that Olberman is out of touch with reality.

So I referenced the "reality" of Olberman's point of view in the video that you replied about.

If you made that comment about a video where Olberman was not talking about Trump, then I would make a contextual reply about the subject that Olberman was discussing in that video.

I happen to think that Olberman is a condescending, overreaching git most of the time. In fact, I reference my dislike for his overreaching tendencies by specifically stating that I disagreed with his conclusion. However, I happen to agree with the points he made in that section of the video, which you seem to be disagreeing with when your comment is read in context with the post that your comment was added to.
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Male 40,772
megrendel It's the DNC Playbook: always use every opportunity to spread lies about Trump.
Someone posts a picture of a frog? use that to say how Trump hates French people ... :-p 

Hate and insults are all the liberal-left have now. All remnants of credibility are lost, all reason or empathy is thrown away. They are angry and blame YOU for everything wrong, like spoiled little children they tantrum and whine until they get their way! 
8 more years of this...
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Male 1,746
5cats Wait, what lies were told here? My comment, and the video, reference direct Trump quotes. Is Donald Trump's twitter feed a DNC lie and fabrication?
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Male 1,687
Just another lefty crying because he lost, Hillary lost not by alittle bit by a good size bit get over it and stop trying to point out his eccentricities, its not like Obama and Hillary aren't self serving  narcissists. 
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