Keith Olbermann, host of the GQ web series “The Resistance,” announced Monday that he is retiring from political commentary entirely.
What did Olbermann say?
In a video titled, “Trump is Finished,” Olbermann revealed his retirement: “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, and I am thus also confident that this it the correct moment to end this series of commentaries.”
Noting that he filmed 187 episodes of “The Resistance” for “free and for charity,” Olbermann, 58, admitted that he did not enjoy doing so.
“It has been pain, revulsion and horror,” he said. “I’d like to go back and enjoy some of my life again, and I’m going to. No illness, no scandal, no firing ― just, I’ve said what I had to say.”
“I am retiring from political commentary in all media venues,” he said near the end of his final episode.
GQ articles editor Geoffrey Gagnon on Monday tweeted, “After 187 episodes — and half a billion views — the indomitable @KeithOlbermann is signing off #TheResistanceGQ & retiring from political commentary. I couldn’t be more thankful for Keith’s talent, his intelligence, and his friendship.”
After 187 episodes—and half a billion views—the indomitable @KeithOlbermann is signing off #TheResistanceGQ & retiring from political commentary. I couldn’t be more thankful for Keith’s talent, his intelligence, and his friendship pic.twitter.com/7Fw8NlKcpc
— Geoffrey Gagnon (@geoffgagnon) November 27, 2017
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