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I had a sudden, blinding realization yesterday as I watched Donald Trump’s sad little makeshift “press conference” in the White House: Trump, Republicans and assorted Deplorables are counting on people like me to be sick of Trump’s voice, his behavior and his treason to the point of disengagement. They’re hoping that we just opt out for months at a time, unable to even function politically as we’re being assaulted on an hourly basis with their bullsh-t. It actually works, sort of. I seriously can’t even watch the news anymore and I change the channel whenever I hear Trump’s voice. I feel the bile rising up the back of my throat even now, and I’m only *thinking* about his voice.
So I applaud the people who actually can sit there, day after day, and listen to his constant stream of lies. I applaud the people who even bother to transcribe his lies, the people who still go through the mundane task of lining up his contradictory statements, day after mind-numbing day. You are the real heroes. On Monday, during the Treason Summit in Helsinki, Trump told the world’s media (regarding Russian interference): “My people came to me — Dan Coats came to me and some others — they said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin; he just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.” On Tuesday, facing widespread condemnation from his own party for his disgraceful and treasonous behavior, Trump said this: