Is it possible for Keith Olbermann to outdo himself? Yes, yes, it is.
The former MSNBC host, now reduced to delivering unhinged rants from what looks like the basement of the GQ offices, has said some crazy things in the past but nothing quite as insane as what he did on The View on Friday — especially when he reiterated what he said in a tweet this month that the Trump family has done more damage to the United States than Osama bin Laden and ISIS combined.
Olbermann said America “did very well after 9/11,” stating that “we did not single out people in this country” and did not “destroy the fabric” of the U.S. He went on to say that more people died in the Iraq war than did on 9/11 and that we shouldn’t have started that war in the first place.
Meghan McCain became enraged at Olbermann’s vile comments, reminding him that 3,000 people died and that his “comparison is absurd.” She railed on that bit of “damaging” rhetoric and punched back with, “My brother fought in the Iraq War and deployed numerous times, so before we start tit for tatting, there’s a lot of service in my family.”
McCain couldn’t understand how Olbermann could compare bin Laden and his desire to destroy our country and Western values with the current president, so co-host Sunny Hostin chimed in to help: “Perhaps some people think Trump is dedicated to the the destruction of this country.”
Things then got extremely tense between the female hosts. Joy Behar was no help, egging Olbermann on to dish more on his hatred for Trump.
Ultimately, Olbermann made Ms. McCain feel a little better saying that her father is his favorite person in politics and admitted he probably owes George W. Bush an apology:
“But what I'm saying is, in retrospect, based on what we've seen in the last two years in this country, I owe him an apology. I probably owe George W. Bush an apology… And I would happily take a third term of George W. Bush rather than this.”
Olbermann was on the show promoting his new book in which he desecrates the U.S. flag. The book may not be a joke, but he sure is.