At a restaurant today, the TV was on over the bar. I have no idea what was being said but the images were of Trump, Trump, and more Trump. The channel was the CNN. I catch glimpses of the CNN in public places at different times of day, and it’s always Trump. Day, evening, weekend. The same images playing on a loop.
Is there truly nothing more relevant happening in the world than somebody who hasn’t held public office in 1,5 years? I liked the Trump presidency. I voted for him. But I don’t spend my days thinking about him and behaving like a lovestruck groupie. And I definitely feel no need to look at photos of him every day. Or any day.
If the CNN shows these programs, I assume there are people who watch. My question is, do they realize that this is unhealthy? The only person I can imagine myself being so obsessed with is my daughter. Why are they so attached to him? Is he a father figure? The Jungian shadow? Their one true love?