Emotionally Pantsed by Trump yet?

This Nazi “inspired” logo, fake/real, I don’t know, is not unimaginable under Trump’s regime, and that’s why it’s equal parts terrifying, and worth sharing.


We haven’t stopped fighting to preserve our democracy since Trump was made Fauxtus. I’m exhausted to the bone, emotionally fatigued and aching for normalcy. How about you? Until Fauxtus and friends are impeached, I don’t see a forthcoming reprieve. Do you?

I write a lot about Trump’s personality disorders and mental illnesses– there’s a difference. I majored in psychology  for the purpose of creating nuanced, complex characters. My obsession and fascination with brain maladies and disorders continues to this day, and keeps me glued to Google Scholarly and other outlets for research. As far as organs go, the brain is so my jam.

Trump’s psychiatric deficits emotionally pants his dissenters and cripple our spirits, and that’s one of his objectives. This morning, Trump’s tweets are a prime example of my point:

Nancy Pelosi and Fake Tears Chuck Schumer held a rally at the steps of the Supreme Court and mic did not work (a mess)-just like dem party!

And then, “When will the Democrats give us our Attorney General and rest of Cabinet! They should be ashamed of themselves! No wonder D.C. doesn’t work!


Look who’s calling the kettle beige?! Trump doesn’t work. He’s attacking politicians who disagree with him to undermine our faith in them, the democratic party and government itself, period. His cabinet picks enable his disorder to flourish because they know how to manipulate him to get what they want. The great American experiment isn’t a business, it’s a living breathing entity. To Trump, it’s no different than every other company he’s decimated. Loyalty isn’t democracy. While it’s a trait CEO’s want in their company, when it comes to government, checks and balances are a hallmark of democracy. In Trump’s warped mind, they’re not.

Normalizing Trump and his actions, treating him like a normal republican, and thinking he’s a partisan issue undermine everything our democracy stands for. Moreover, in doing so, we forgo democratic norms for extreme fascism- as in, Trump’s giving Hitler a serious run for his fucking money, fascism.

Instead of taking a moment to reflect that he might be wrong, he must blame every other. Trump is incapable of feeling empathy and love- literally, not figuratively. Self-reflection is as futile as screaming at a deaf person for not responding to something you said. Immunity to taking responsibility or seeing himself as anything other than perfect is the Tangerine Tornado’s “normal” response.

Feeling badly for Trump is akin to empathizing with John Wayne Gacy. DON’T DO IT.

Between Trump’s mental illnesses, his executive orders, enablers and sadistic feels-like-they-fucked-fuck-buddy, Bannon, I vacillate from rage to complete burn-out faster than my news alerts. Every minute of every day I ask myself why Fauxtus hasn’t been impeached. The Muslim ban, not allowing refugees into the country, firing Sally Yates,  detaining children, separating families, violating scores of Acts, breaking countless laws, and shredding the constitution to further a nationalistic agenda, while rebuking globalism, etc. etc. etc. Trump is deeply fascistic and everything he does is antithetical to American values. We are a globalist, welcoming, diverse nation, not nationalistic.


But, yeah, I am shit, fuck all drained. The list of Trump’s nefarious wrongdoings are an endless bombardment to democracy and an inexorable reminder that an authoritarian has a  vice grip on our government.

Despite extreme weariness, I can’t bring myself to stop fighting for our country and our citizens. Maybe that’s because it’s hardwired into every American’s DNA, and because it was passed down from our immigrant relatives. I feel too drained to sleep and too enraged to stop fighting for justice and democracy. Watching democratic norms disintegrate causes unbearable pain. We are, I think, mourning the loss of what America was on 1/19 and what it became on 1/20.

Until Fauxtus is impeached, I am going to remind myself of the following:

  • 73.5 million votes were cast AGAINST Trump. More than 65.8 million votes were cast FOR Hillary Clinton.
  • The majority of Americans wholly reject Trump and everything he stands for.
  • Shower myself in Rep. John Lewis’ wisdom; a civil rights pioneer and hero. He had the strength to fight harder than most.
  • Rosa Parks
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Wake up every day and make six calls to my reps
  • Sign petitions
  • Protest
  • I’m not alone. “We the people” are in this together


There’s no time for complacency. When I feel exhausted, I’ll take care of myself. I will NOT, under any circumstances whatsoever STOP fighting Trump. I will fight for the country I once loved, hoping that maybe, we’ll find our way back to each other. I will pay attention to what MoveOn.org is focused on. Donate what I can to the ACLU, DisruptJ20 and Injustice Boycott. I will read my news alerts.

Today’s fight: The Muslim ban, calling my local reps to reject Sessions confirmation and awareness that Trump is announcing his – surely horrifying cybersecurity order. Who knows what else, but I’m prepared for the worst.

I just got a news alert. Talk soon, Scissorheads.

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4 Responses to Emotionally Pantsed by Trump yet?

  1. Nora Daly says:



  2. Cirze says:

    Thanks for speaking out. Well done! You speak for millions.



  3. Karla says:

    Thank you Katie, for the encouragement.


  4. SusanC says:

    Trying to empathize with Trump is harmful. Understanding him is valuable. I hope you self-care because it’s going to be a long road, even if Trump leaves office. ~O) large cup of tea for you.


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