Jordan Francis, a 28 year old democrat living in L.A is today struggling with how he is feeling following the US-North Korea summit, which wasn’t an overwhelming failure.
Francis is not alone in his despair, psychiatrists have reported a huge spike in democratic clients scheduling emergency meetings, with many of them citing a mysterious uneasiness that has washed over them this morning.
We were able to sit down with Francis, after he called in sick, to get to the bottom of his feelings.
“I don’t know, I just feel so hollow. This whole time I have been so sure that Trump is so inept and basically barely functioning, yet here he is actually making headway on one of the most complicated issues the world is facing. It’s like I want the summit to fail, just to vindicate my beliefs, you know?”
What Francis has slowly come to realise is that he, and many other democrats, are for the first time watching Trump not completely screw something up in the worst way possible, and they don’t know how to deal with the new experience.
Linda Maloney, a leading expert in the field of political psychology, explains the phenomena is caused as democrats subconsciously want to correct the imbalance caused by the successful summit, and the only way they can do that is to hope the talks fail and North Korea moves back to its standard nuclear debauchery. This secret and unstated hope for nuclear proliferation is causing these feelings of desolation.
When asked if there was any hope for the democrats, Maloney said that we all need to remind ourselves that a broken clock is still right twice a day, and that even with all failings Donald Trump may actually be able to do some good, even if it is accidental.