Keith Olbermann previews tonight’s final presidential debate with a couple of pro-tips.
First, if you would like to stay completely sober, play the “Donald Trump complete sentence drinking game” and you’ll discover what a mountebank he really is.
Second, follow some advice from Trump’s ghostwriter on The Art of the Deal, Tony Schwartz:
“Something I saw early on w/ Trump: most negative things he says about others are actually describing him. Read his tweets with that in mind”
Here’s the advice:
Something I saw early on w/ Trump: most negative things he says about others are actually describing him. Read his tweets with that in mind
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) July 27, 2016
As Olbermann, notes, Schwartz is talking about projection. “You say it about somebody else, you’re actually confessing it.”
And Olbermann pulls a few choice tweets to examine this thesis, like the one in which Trump claimed, “Nobody has more respect for women than Donald Trump.”
Replies Olbermann: “Like Nancy O’Dell. You did say you tried to respect her, Donald Trump. Respected on her like a bitch.”
Olbermann notes that Trump not only gives away what’s going on in your “sick mind now.” He gives away what’s gone on in the past.
Tapes. Trump mentioned Alicia Machado’s alleged sex tape before his own tape of disgusting remarks came out.
The media. The media pile on is more about his efforts to bully the media than anyone piling on.
Olbermann looks at this tweet:
Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted and should be in jail. Instead she is running for president in what looks like a rigged election
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2016
Quips Olbermann: “So… you should have been prosecuted and you should be in jail and you were trying to rig the election. Got it. If only we could find out how you were trying to rig the election?
The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary – but also at many polling places – SAD
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
Responds Olbermann: “But Trump, since nearly all the polling places are not even set up yet! It’s three weeks before the election. How could you know that the way to rig the election was by intimidation or hacking, unless…ohhhh. But you couldn’t be doing all that by yourself. Could you?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2016
Olbermann: “So all the Putin stories about you are true, Trump?”
Finally, Olbermann examines Trump’s recentdemand for drug testing before the final debate.
Donald Trump said he and Hillary Clinton should take a drug test before the next debate 👀 pic.twitter.com/4RXL2KlKUc
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) October 15, 2016
And Olbermann has a urine sample cup ready for Trump.