I’ve found that life is better when you pretend Trump isn’t in it. So I pay no attention to his speeches or rhetoric. I am well aware that there are communities and people who aren’t afforded that same luxury. There are people scared for their life over this man who must hang on his every word. I will stand with them. I am them. But I won’t pay attention to him. It becomes exhausting and disheartening. And It makes me legitimately depressed to discover what new stupid thing he said or did on a daily basis. I was invested in the election partially because I was terrified of what America would look like under him. Turns out America has become (and has always been?) exactly the nightmare I envisioned. I intend to fight against his policies but I’d rather never see his face or hear his voice again.