"This phenomenon of news avoidance has taken on an acute peculiarity in the age of Trump. A paper in SAGE Journals found that people were experiencing high levels of stress & emotionality when talking about political news and “'frequently develop mechanisms to cope with high levels of emotionality.' " There is a never-ending stream of dishonesty, offense and hostility emanating from this administration, sometimes too much to properly track. It overwhelms people’s capacity for outrage. And, in that deluge of grief and distress, many simply chose to disconnect... intelligent, interested & interesting people... disengage from the news as an actual means of mental health and spiritual survival. But, Trump is still inescapable. He has seized on America’s obsessions. He has bored his way into our brains. Even when not obsessively consuming news about him, he is still omnipresent."