The first tweet here is not our Tweet of the Day. It’s a scene-setter, for those of you from Semper-Planet Pluto who just threw the shuttle clicker in the tray in the laundry room. If you haven’t been plugged in all day, you may not realize that President Trump made a truly bizarre reference to Elizabeth Warren’s claim to be a Cherokee during a ceremony on Monday honoring the Navajo code-talkers of World War II.
This peculiar development has preempted everything else in the news-o-sphere, including, for example, the brewing kerfuffle over the leadership of Warren’s Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Which may explain why Trump chose to go on this particular attack today.
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 28, 2017
Why it seemed like a good idea to do it in just this way will have to remain POTUS’ secret. I would have thought “Focus on honoring these distinguished warriors from the Greatest Generation,” myself.
But I also didn’t see Keith Olbermann’s apparent reaction coming. He’s been doing political commentary for a little project with GQ (#TheResistanceGQ). But he’s now certain his services will no longer be needed.
He explains in our Tweet of the Day:
NEW VIDEO: After “Pocahontas,” Trump’s an ex-president waiting to happen – imminently. So this will be the last episode of #TheResistanceGQ. If you’re a political account and I unfollow you it ain’t personal. And I recommend everybody follow @ddale8 pic.twitter.com/NzguN6uvL3
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 27, 2017
I admit, I’m having the “Don’t tease us” reaction out here with the popcorn.
If I recall correctly, Olbermann took an oath once before to bow out of the political-punditry game. It didn’t stick that time, so we’re justified in being wary here.
Meanwhile, in a follow-up tweet, Olbermann clarified for those of you who don’t have the 10 minutes to watch his video that he’s not hanging his hat solely on the weird “Pocahontas” riff at the White House ceremony. He thinks the meeting of Michael Flynn’s lawyer with the Mueller team means a Flynn deal is imminent, and that it will signal the end for Trump.
NEW VIDEO: That Flynn/Mueller Deal Story means Trump is the Soon-To-Be Future Ex-President and I can lay down the responsibility with a clear conscience. This is the FINAL episode of #TheResistanceGQ pic.twitter.com/NzguN6uvL3
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 28, 2017
A true believer jumping the gun? Decide for yourself.
I’d say it’s better news that we clearly have our Time Person of the Year now. It’s got to be the Navajo code-talkers who managed to keep a courteous, dignified expression on their faces as Trump went off on the strange tangent about Pocahontas. Semper fi, Marines. Semper fi.