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(284 posts)
Sun Mar 5, 2017, 01:01 PM Mar 2017

Trump is my anxiety's worst nightmare from a personality standpoint alone.

I remember last year when all of those mass killings were happening seemingly all at once -Orlando, Paris, Dhaka, and others- I was so anxious it was hard for me to go to the grocery store without jumping at every sound. I recall Obama coming on the TV to do a press conference about it all while I was in a cafeteria and thinking that his calm demeanor and the fact that he, you know, knew stuff made me instantly feel more at ease and safe. There's nothing Trump could do that could make me feel reassured we're gonna be okay...he just inspires more fear and anxiety the moment he enters a room, let alone opens his mouth. The only nights since inauguration where I've gone to bed actually relaxed were the nights when a bunch of news stories dropped and it was looking like he really was about to be forced to leave the office. I don't want 4 years of this. Why do so many want this as their leader?

This might sound like fragile snowflake stuff, but when you struggle with intense anxiety, having your country in the hands of someone steady and competent makes a world of difference.

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Trump is my anxiety's worst nightmare from a personality standpoint alone. (Original Post) butdiduvote Mar 2017 OP
Take care of yourself. The world needs you. Beakybird Mar 2017 #1
Because there is a saying, "birds of a feather flock together". Its hate and fear vs love and faith caroldansen Mar 2017 #2
I know how you feel... Freedomofspeech Mar 2017 #3
He's a creepy guy, no question. The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2017 #4


(3,339 posts)
1. Take care of yourself. The world needs you.
Sun Mar 5, 2017, 01:07 PM
Mar 2017

Have courage. Take a break from the news and do yoga, meditation, art, dance, exercise - see a psychiatrist - whatever it takes. Acknowledge it sucks - and step back into the fray - just like those who opposed Hitler.


(725 posts)
2. Because there is a saying, "birds of a feather flock together". Its hate and fear vs love and faith
Sun Mar 5, 2017, 01:18 PM
Mar 2017

And faith and truth and Love will win out!


(4,242 posts)
3. I know how you feel...
Sun Mar 5, 2017, 01:29 PM
Mar 2017

I have made a decision to stop watching the news and get my information from the DU. I also only surround myself with "fellow travelers". I never imagined we would be living with daily fear here in the US. We must stay strong...we are the majority.

The Velveteen Ocelot

(116,560 posts)
4. He's a creepy guy, no question.
Sun Mar 5, 2017, 01:30 PM
Mar 2017

The sort of guy you wouldn't want to have to sit next to on an airplane (or anywhere else), and after shaking his hand you'd surreptitiously wipe it along the side of your leg and then run to a restroom to wash up. He probably smells of bad breath, hairspray, ass and polyester. His voice is that of a child molester offering a kid some candy, it's right here in my car. He has a really icky, scary vibe and he creeps me out so much I can't watch him on TV even with the sound off.

I can only suggest not watching the news and finding something relaxing to do.

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