I'll take refuge in vague wording and write about someone else's job.
It must be a very interesting, if tough, year for political analysts in the US. You know it's bad when people who don't care about politics start to peer in, asking "What the hell is going on here?".
I never cared for politics, particularly of the US, and still, all I heard of Obama's policies was bad. He made cool media appearances nevertheless, and he didn't seem like a two-face, so it made me believe that he's quite a good person, whether or not he's a good President. This year, though...
I used to think that we have a local analogue of a certain Mr. Trump in Russia: Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a Liberal Democrat and the leader of the party. He, too, is often shown spewing some ridiculous nonsense off the parliament stage (or wherever it is he speaks), like taking back the native Russian words for common items (the Russian for "shitter" instead of the French "toilet" etc.). He, too, runs for President every year (barring a few) - unsuccessfully, of course, much like all of the Putin's opponents.
What Zhirinovsky doesn't do is talk shit about race and "the Motherland's greatness" or act like a five-year-old, which all narcissists do when craving for attention. I used to think Trump was like Zhirinovsky until I listed to the bullshit he says...
Which brings us back to the analysts. You sit in the office, you watch those news and you hear something like "Mexico's exporting rapists and murderers" - I imagine that would startle you even if you're experienced in the field. People talk a lot of nasty stuff in politics in the US, but this? This must be something so new, so off, that it would invoke a reaction you didn't know you had left from the years of empathy being dulled from the bullshit on all coasts.
And you call your buddies, and you ask them: "Did you hear?" - as if in disbelief, even though you know that just happened. And they tell you: "Yeah, I did" - and you both go in exasperation: "Jesus".
Even if you miss some days here or there, nobody is counting.