There's an old saying in media, if you don't have something nice to say, you'll do great. Luckily the press has Trump, so they never have anything nice to say. Eventually, this starts to become a problem.
Since Trump got elected, doctors are seeing patients suffering from Trump Anxiety Disorder or TAD. The symptoms of TAD? Feeling like the world is ending. I wonder why?
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JOE SCARBOROUGH, CO-HOST, "MORNING JOE"/MSNBC: Donald Trump and his erratic behavior could be leading the United States towards World War III.
JOY BEHAR, CO-HOST, "THE VIEW"/ABC: We're talking about annihilating millions of people.
UNINDENTIFIED MALE, MSNBC: If this border wall happens it will be an unprecedented environmental catastrophe.
JOHN AVLON, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: We can't begin to normalize this. This is dangerous. This is childish. This is un-presidential.
TREVOR NOAH, HOST, "THE DAILY SHOW"/COMEDY CENTRAL: This is it, the end of the presidential race and it feels like the end of the world.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No!
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Never gets old.
But that's why you really can't mock the ill, when there's a whole industry selling them this kind of terror. As their go-to evil, the media has replaced climate change with Trump change. Everything bad in this world is now due to Trump, even as life improves.
We've never been in a better spot with North Korea, GDP is going up, unemployment keeps shrinking. Optimism is higher than Willie Nelson.
Yet if you listen to the other guys, the sky isn't just falling, it's already fallen and it can get up. It needs Life Alert.
But as much as the chicken littles hate Trump, where would they be without him?
Trump's election created a need that we didn't know we've had. The media has never been louder, celebrities have never been shoutier, academia has never been more strident.
So haters, imagine if Trump were to disappear? How large a hole will there be in the lives of CNN and "Morning Joe" and Chelsea Handler? You think these people suffer from Trump anxiety? Wait until you see Trump withdrawal.
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KIM KARDASHIAN: I wasted everyone's time. Everyone -- everything and I feel bad. You don't think I feel bad?
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I know that.
You can't go back after Donald. He's added something to politics that we haven't seen, which is speed -- not the drug, the energy. It's the first time in eight years so many in the media are sweating. Anxiety isn't from the apocalypse. It's from trying to keep up.