Love him or hate him, it’s undeniable that Keith Olbermann has a rather unique way of covering the news. While I sometimes find his rants to be too over-the-top, he’s also provided some ingenious moments of brilliance when it comes to exposing the truth about Donald Trump. So it didn’t surprise me when I saw that he made sure to “congratulate” Trump for all of the “successes” he’s experienced during his first 100 days in office.
“Let’s review his accomplishments,” Olbermann said. “Not accomplishments by our standards, not by human standards, just by the stuff he promised to do for those greedy, hateful and/or naïve people who voted for him. Let’s list all that he’s done for them.”
This was followed by a moment of silence, which was obviously a sarcastic gesture signifying that Trump failed to accomplish anything he promised he would during his first few weeks in office.
“Yep, in the first hundred days he’s gotten nothing done for them,” Olbermann quipped.
That’s actually a fairly accurate assessment.
During Trump’s campaign he released a “Contract with the American Voter,” which was an extensive list of things he promised he’d get done during his first 100 days in office. Well, it’s been 100 days, and he didn’t pass a single major piece of major legislation during that time. Furthermore, the only real significant legislation that was even attempted, his health care law, failed miserably because it was an absolute joke. That might make sense if Democrats controlled the House — but they don’t. Donald Trump’s political clout over his own party is so weak that he couldn’t even get his health care bill passed with a simple majority vote in the House of Representatives despite the fact that the GOP has a 44-seat advantage.
Even when you look at something like his Muslim/travel ban, twice he’s tried to implement one, failing on both attempts. And don’t even get me started on “Mexico paying for his border wall.” We just nearly saw a government shutdown, largely driven by objections over funding for that stupid thing — because he has no way to make the Mexican government actually pay for it.
The only thing Trump has really “gotten done” for his supporters when it comes to his 100-day plan would be his appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court – to a seat which was stolen from Merrick Garland thanks to a Republican power play in the Senate.
Then again none of this should really surprise anyone. After all, as Trump has recently said over the last few weeks, he didn’t realize being “president” would be so hard, fixing health care could be so complicated, or dealing with North Korea was so complex.
It’s a good thing he’s supported by millions of people who, as Trump’s said in the past, are gullible enough to support him no matter what he says or does.
Olbermann concluded by encouraging everyone to head over to Twitter to “congratulate” Trump for all of his “successes.”
“So let’s help him celebrate the 100-day mark,” he said. “Let’s flood [Twitter] with tweets now congratulating him on having completely failed at everything in the first hundred days.”
Though I still think CNN’s Ana Navarro had the best take on how many people feel concerning Trump’s first 100 days in office when she joked that at least “we’re all still alive and able to even discuss it.”
Based on the incompetence we’ve seen thus far, I guess that’s the ultimate achievement.
Watch Olbermann’s comments below via GQ:
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