For liberals, the shadow of Donald Trump looms far larger than the man

Since I still take in a fair amount of non-political entertainment, particularly from Comedy Central and similar outlets, it hasn’t been hard for me to pick up on the trend towards doom and gloom among liberal “thought leaders” this year. The tears shed on election night last November have dried, only to be replaced by a feeling of depression. Everything is terrible. The world is a much darker place. “Disaffected communities” are living in fear under a new authoritarian regime. It’s an endless refrain on many outlets.
This idea showed up yet again when long-time talk show icon Phil Donahue showed up on MSNBC to declare that the country had fallen into the modern equivalent of an Edgar Allan Poe story. (The Hill)
Former talk-show host Phil Donahue on Saturday reflected on President Trump’s administration, calling it “the darkest political moment in American history.”
“This is the darkest political moment in American history,”

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