Remember way back when Hillary Clinton and her female supporters proudly co-opted the phrase “Nasty Woman” and wore Nasty Woman T-shirts as a symbol of empowerment?
And do you remember when those same nasty women came apart at the seams on election night and recounted how they lay on the floor of the Javits Center sobbing or went to the restrooms to vomit? Remember actress Amber Tamblyn had a panic attack and envisioned having to give her unborn baby to Canadians or Swedes (not Mexicans?) to save it from a Trump presidency.
And remember those same nasty women chopping off all their hair or dying it black? Some women found they could no longer date, and Salon was reported on the very real illness known as “Post-Trump Sex Disorder.”
We bring up all those memories because The Washingtonian just published a piece not just on Trump trauma and the uptick in therapist visits around D.C., but the struggles those very same therapists are going through dealing with their own Trump trauma.
“I can’t really say to my clients, ‘I don’t really want to hear any more about this topic.' Though at times I really want to do so!”https://t.co/LCJrgR8SHN
— Washingtonian (@washingtonian) July 20, 2019
On Election Day in 2016, psychologist Julie Bindeman put on a white pantsuit, the outfit of choice for hardcore Hillary Clinton voters. She went to work excited about the prospect of America’s first female President. Like many therapists in Washington—in fact, all but one of those I contacted, at random, for this story—Bindeman votes Democratic. The following morning, she cried in the shower and had trouble preparing herself for the day.
Once at work, Bindeman saw seven clients, all but one of whom wanted to talk about Donald Trump’s surprise win. “I had clients who were traumatized” by it, Bindeman says. “And having to hear it all day, there was an element of trauma that my colleagues and I experienced.” She left the office completely overwhelmed.
This wasn’t the first time local therapists experienced such universal trauma while on the clock, but it clearly doesn’t happen often—several compared the day after the election to 9/11 in terms of the mood in their office.
Remember how often Republicans likened Mitt Romney’s loss in 2012 to the 9/11 attacks when some people did something? Never. The answer is never.
THIS IS THE FEEL-GOOD LAUGH RIOT READ OF THE WEEK.
Just try and get through it without bursting into laughter.
DC Types Have Been Flocking to Shrinks Ever Since Trump Won. And a Lot of the Therapists Are Miserable. https://t.co/lcVrUCQs77
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) July 23, 2019
Makes me want to slap someone straight. This is an article about children. Stunted, halted incomplete people. All of them, therapists included. To wit. Trump obviously lliberated multitudes of men who now wantonly grab pussies by the bushel basket. Have you noticed? Me neither.
— edmond dantes (@pvtharoldmoon) July 23, 2019
Liberal therapists just reinforce mental illness.
They make so much money off of it.
— Critical Thinking 101 (@critica18495985) July 23, 2019
"Experiencing the same collective trauma." Good grief. You'd think they were survivors of WW2.
— Blonderazor (@Blonderazor1) July 23, 2019
2020 will kill them.
— Butch Rhoades (@rodendo123) July 23, 2019
The leftist media certainly bear some responsibility, but these people clearly have to much time on their hands 😂
— Betsy Ross (@sludgediva) July 23, 2019
alternative headline: under trumps economy therapists have seen an explosion in growth and credit the welcome earnings jump directly to the president!
— factsruingreatstories (@factsruingreat1) July 23, 2019
Their tears taste so wonderful! #Snowflakes
— GW (@porterguy1) July 23, 2019
— Blonderazor (@Blonderazor1) July 23, 2019
A person would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh at this!
— Dante Dorran (@DanteDorran) July 23, 2019
Can't do it.
— Micheal Smith (@MilitantMustach) July 23, 2019
LOL. CNN should be getting a referral fee for sending them all the business.
— Curtis Fulk (@curtis_fulk) July 23, 2019
I couldn't do it. pic.twitter.com/wqr1UlHzYY
— Berkley R. Bruce (@DragonShadowLV) July 23, 2019
OMG, what utter crap. Any therapist worth their salt would tell these idiots to grow up and quit whining. No POTUS has the power that they attribute to Trump. If we survived the duplicitous diasater Of Obama, they will survive Trump.
— Butzi 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱🇺🇸 (@ace2blue) July 23, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed that. So fragile, I imagine they must have to bubble wrap themselves. Imagine being a “professional” who admits in a magazine article that you’re so unable to handle disappointment that you don’t shower or brush your teeth over it!
— Mike Clancy (@mikeclancy3) July 23, 2019
Its funny, but not funny too.
It totally leaves out the media's role in baselessly stoking these fears with 95% negative news coverage of this administration.
Not to mention the constant " we got him this time" BS, leaving libturds crushed, anxious, and unhappy.
Kinda sad ….
— Ricky2 Davos Onion Knight (@rtp7777) July 23, 2019
Didn’t you hear? Tomorrow’s “Mueller Time!” Again.
So many trembling, gossamer little hothouse blossoms, cruelly buffeted by the winds of a blunt reality that doesn't feel the slightest need to take their selfishness and emotional damage into account.
Hanna-Barbera should turn these people into a weekly cartoon. 🤣🤣🤣
— Reginald P. Smythington-Bear (@PSmythington) July 23, 2019
I loved every word of this article …every word
— Theodore Herrera (@TheodoreHerre15) July 23, 2019
By the way, it’s July 2019 and stories like this are still being published.
Salon examines the very real illness known as ‘Post-Trump Sex Disorder’ https://t.co/MSKP3WTg0h
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 14, 2019