In 2007, political commentator Keith Olbermann bought an apartment at Trump Palace, a gilded Upper East Side condo emblazoned with the (inexplicable) Republican presidential frontrunner's name. But now, nine years and one terrifying Trump campaign later, Olbermann wants out. In an op-ed published in the Washington Post last month, he said he intended to ditch the apartment because, in his own words, "of the degree to which the very name 'Trump' has degraded the public discourse and the nation itself."
Olbermann elaborated to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported that a listing for the apartment had hit the market. "I feel 20 pounds lighter since I left," he told WSJ, saying that, "if they had changed the name of it to something more positive like Ebola Palace I would have happily stayed." (Ouch.) Trump responded in typically blustery fashion: "When people find out [Olbermann] is leaving Trump Palace, prices will probably go up," he told WSJ. How presidential.
For those who don't have a moral objection to living in a Trump building, Olbermann's apartment is a nearly 1,750-square-foot two-bedroom condo that also comes with three separate outdoor spaces. It also has a "tranquil master suite" with a spa bathroom, a chef's kitchen, and a formal dining room that could be converted to a bedroom. It's asking $3.9 million, which is a bit less than Olbermann paid for it back in 2007.
- Listing: 200 East 69th Street, #40B [Town Residential]
- Keith Olbermann Lists Trump Palace Condo, Takes Swipe at Trump Campaign [WSJ]
- Keith Olbermann: I can’t stand to live in a Trump building anymore [Washington Post]