Keith Olbermann Is Moving Out of a Trump Building

By Chris Ariens 

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After nine mostly happy years in a Trump building in New York City, former MSNBC and ESPN host Keith Olbermann is packing up and moving out.

In an essay published in the Washington Post, Olbermann says he’s moving out of his 40th floor apartment in Trump Palace, “one of New York’s many buildings slathered in equal portions with gratuitous gold and the name ‘Trump,'” Olbermann writes.

I’m getting out because of the degree to which the very name “Trump” has degraded the public discourse and the nation itself. I can’t hear, or see, or say that name any longer without spitting. Frankly, I’m running out of Trump spit.

I’m fully aware that I’m blaming a guy with the historically unique fashion combination of a cheap baseball cap and Oompa Loompa makeup for coarsening politics even though, out of the two of us, I’m the one who has promulgated a “Worst Persons in the World” list for most of the past decade. That’s how vulgar this has all become. It’s worse even than Worst Persons.

Olbermann bought the 2,100-square-foot, 3-bedroom apartment in 2007.

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