Keith Olbermann, the host of GQ’s political show The Resistance, has issued – in no uncertain terms – a call for foreign governments to help the United States overthrow President Donald Trump.
“I appeal to the intelligence agencies and the governments of what is left of the free world,” he began, “to them as entities, entireties as bureaucracies making official decisions, and to the individuals who make decisions of conscience.”
“To GCHQ and MI6 in the UK, to the BND in Germany, the DGSE in France, the ASIS in Australia, and even of the GRU in Russia, where they must already be profoundly aware that they have not merely helped put an amoral cynic in power here, but an uncontrollable one, whose madness is genuine and whose usefulness – even to them – is at an end.”
Olbermann continued, “to all of them, and to the world’s journalists, I make this plea: We the citizens of the United States of America are the victims of a coup. We need your leaks, your information, your intelligence, your recordings, your videos, your conscience.”
“The civilian government and the military of the United States are no longer in the hands of the people, nor in the control of any responsible individuals on whom you can rely.”
Olbermann did not appear to be joking in any fashion whatsoever. See the full deranged clip below for yourself.
Olbermann’s rant was not well-received by many people – included those who identified themselves as being against Trump.
— Jerry Dunleavy IV 🇺🇸🦅 (@JerryDunleavy) May 11, 2017
You're unhinged. No Trump fan here, but what I just heard sounds an awful lot like treason.
— Ray Lenahan (@ray_lenahan) May 11, 2017
As for everyone else…
"I only like interference from foreign agents when it suits my political ideology"
— But Hillary 📎 (@Murpppph) May 11, 2017
— American Insurgent (@Who_Me_Two) May 12, 2017
If , a big if Keith has any friends, somebody get him some help. He has totally lost it.
— Dan Singer (@DanDansinger) May 11, 2017
You need help alright. Professional help.
— Labor Conservatives (@LCPUSA) May 11, 2017
— woke bloke (@jimmargraphics) May 12, 2017
A "Coup"? "Cabal"? "Hunta"?
Keith, DON'T say "We, the people." You, the lunatics, are pushing this lie. #SeekHelp
— 🙏 Kim ❤ (@Republikim1) May 12, 2017
.@TheJusticeDept Is this prosecutable treason?
— GET TRUMP ELECTED (@LadyLibertyInEx) May 12, 2017
Hey @KeithOlbermann Speak for yourself. You sure as hell don't speak for me. US isn't moving toward mob rule fast enough for you? Move.
— P Higby (@Process2Succeed) May 12, 2017
if I didnt know he considers himself a serious journalist Id be 🤣. As is just sad. Legal action is not coup
— Kathy (@SlideMagic) May 12, 2017
Even among writers for other liberal outlets, Keith Olbermann has become a laughing stock.
An article by Greg Howard in The New York Times Magazine published on Monday reads, “Keith Olbermann Was Once Cable News’s Liberal Standard-Bearer. Now He’s Missing Its Boom Times.”
“In the weeks after Trump’s election, the humor and levity sprinkled throughout [Olbermann’s previous 2016 election-themed show] ‘The Closer’ vanished as the show narrowed its focus to a single mission: to end Trump’s presidency and see him ‘on a boat headed to the Cayman Islands,'” continues the article.
“The world Olbermann describes on ‘The Resistance’ is different from and even more dystopian than anything I can recognize, and his efforts to chase down Trumpian conspiracies can strain credibility,” continues Howard.