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Talking With My Friend About Trump

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My friend Tom phoned this morning:

"I can't take any more Trump. It's summer. I'm taking a vacation from him," he said.

"I understand," I said.

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"I've been so stressed out since that moron was elected that sometimes I can't sleep," he said.

"Totally get it," I said.

"I quit. If others want to carry on the fight for the next three months, be my guest."

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"You've earned a vacation."

"You bet I have. Every time I see his stupid face my blood pressure goes into the stratosphere. I can't take it any more," Tom said.

"You don't need to," I said.

"That's exactly my point. I don't need this. He's a selfish, greedy, narcissistic, fascistic, unhinged, bigot. And to think he's running this great country makes me want to puke."

"Right."

"So" (long pause) "You think it's okay if I take a vacation from him?"

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"Of course, if that's what you want to do."

"It's not as if I've had very much effect. I've been writing letters, calling my members of congress. I've demonstrated. Even gone to a few meetings."

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Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, has a new film, "Inequality for All," to be released September 27. He blogs at www.robertreich.org.

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