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Olbermann can’t take it anymore, is moving out of Trump Palace

Newscaster says Trump has degraded the public discourse

March 09, 2016 11:48AM

From left: Donald Trump (Credit: Michael Vadon via Wikipedia), Trump Palace and Keith Olbermann

From left: Donald Trump (Credit: Michael Vadon via Wikipedia), Trump Palace and Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann is breaking up with Donald Trump … well, his building anyway.

In 2007, Olbermann, a commentator and newscaster, bought a 2,100-square-foot, three-bedroom apartment at the Trump Palace at 200 East 69th Street for $4.2 million. Two years later, he purchased a second apartment in the 275-unit, 57-story condominium building on the Upper East Side for $849,000.

But now, in a very public split that includes a vitriol-filled opinion piece in the Washington Post, Olbermann says he is moving out of one of the buildings “slathered in equal portions with gratuitous gold and the name ‘Trump.’ “

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

Olbermann said his time at Trump Palace was largely happy, but a “PG-rated cartoon character” with “Oompa Loompa makeup” has coarsened politics to the point that it’s worse than his “Worst Persons in the World” list.

It doesn’t appear the condo has been listed yet. [Washington Post]Dusica Sue Malesevic

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