I admit I’m a little behind on the news this week. Not by choice, but by what I call self-preservation. I “turtled” myself, only barely peeking out of my shell.
Okay, so maybe it was by choice. You say tomato and I say tomahto—or likely the other way around since I’m from the midwest. But I digress.
President Trump’s recent trip abroad and the clean-up that has ensued since his return feels like I’ve taken a dive off the deep end. Only here’s the bright side: I’m not alone.
In today’s unsettled American political landscape, I must admit that this clip from Trevor Noah brightened my mood immensely. Not only does he compare the president’s trip to that of a traveling Godzilla, but he also empathized with journalists who had covered the visit.
For a small moment, I’m going to take some peace from the fact that we’ve gained some understanding and, dare I say it, empathy, from across the pond. The world was watching, and you know what? I’m glad they were.
In order for change to take place, a problem must first be identified. Journalists from the UK were flummoxed by President Trump’s denials and his war on “fake news” when it landed in their laps.
There’s a sense of unification to be found in shared confusion.
Here’s to the journalists, wherever they may be, who are navigating these stormy seas. They’re taking the hit so that we, the people, can remain educated enough to give a d*mn and to step up and do something.
They are the life preservers and we have to start swimming.
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