He's already been a huge boon to journalists, serving as a piÃ±ata for thwacks and clicks and fear and clicks and panic and clicks and outrage, shame, clicks and more clicks.
But sometimes, clicks just aren't enough.
So how about gigantic, five-gallon jugs chock-full of Prozac, or other such antidepressants, placed in every newsroom? Because it should be clear by now that something is needed, since much of journalism leans to the political left, and that many of the left are beyond fear and hysterics over Trump.
Now that I think of it, I'm no doctor, so I can't very well prescribe handfuls of drugs. But like you, I am a consumer of news, watching and reading all the tears and fears and paranoia in political news these days.
It's as if some evil zookeeper has released a boa constrictor into the friendly meerkat exhibit when the cute little mammals were sleeping.
And all we hear are pitiful, high-pitched meerkat shrieks and then, those tiny paws frantically scratching upon the glass.
Sad. It's all so very sad.
Like the tears of
"I'm glad there were no cameras in my apartment yesterday because I was just sitting there, weeping," Lauer said on "Today." "I just burst out crying when I saw that moment. It was incredible."
Mitchell, who agreed it was incredible, was also "in tears."
There's a lot to unpack there, but it's already been established that I'm not a psychiatrist. I'm not even an expert on the emotions of small exotic mammals.
So I'll just join Lauer in being grateful there were no cameras in his apartment when he wept over Biden and Obama.
Yet cameras or no, the idea of such weeping, or those meerkat paws on the glass, it all makes a rather hideous sound, doesn't it?
Lately it's been so loud that Americans who don't give two figs for politics can't hear another noise of even greater political urgency: the feet of Democratic senators scrambling as they run for re-election in states where Republican Trump defeated Democrat
There are 10 of them, including Sen.
And so, here's the Democratic game: Delegitimize Trump even before his term begins, use outrage and media anger toward Trump to shovel it out to America, and shame anyone who dares say otherwise, to save those 10 senators running in the pro-Trump states.
In the primaries, Trump wasn't elected by Republicans to build
So they want Trump to crack that
The Democrats don't want war in their own party. It's coming though. The Democrats are now the keepers of the status quo.
So what do you do if your voters are getting itchy? You bind them with fear and anger.
It's a sound partisan strategy to delegitimize an incoming president. It's not good for the nation and it is immoral, but it's good politics, if you're given media cover. And the Democrats clearly have that.
Here's a recent example of that cover. Democratic Rep.
This was reported as an unprecedented slap against Trump by an African-American who gained national prominence decades ago as a civil rights leader. Trump tweeted back and they got to scrapping.
What wasn't reported was that Lewis did the same thing years ago, boycotting President
So it was an old tactic, presented as something new and heroic.
"I don't think the Democrats are going to roll over,"
"The media certainly isn't going to reform itself and begin giving him a fair shake. And I don't necessarily expect Trump to unilaterally disarm and stop tweeting and start acting the way people think he should act as president. It's the great unknown," Bevan said.
So what should people do when the media is on one side, most of the states are on the other and there's no giant jug of Prozac around?
One alternative cuts through all the noise, from the panicked scratching of meerkats to the loud bellowing of the politicians.
It's not some pill. It comes in booklet form and you can keep one in your pocket. If you haven't read it, lately, now's a good time: The Constitution of