advertisement advertisement advertisement A few weeks ago, The Atlantic published a piece entitled, "I Miss the Thrill of Trump." advertisement advertisement It was a headline begging to be quote-tweeted with droll captions like, "I miss the thrill of polio" or "Ant misses the thrill of troubled boy with magnifying glass." What struck me most about this thesis, though, was not how much I personally didn't miss Trump, which was entirely expected, but rather how much time I'd spent recently not thinking about him at all. No one should ever have to think about anyone as much as President Trump wanted everyone to think about him all the time. He was the galactic ambassador of the expression, "Living in your head rent-free" —his every move and utterance designed to leave as massive a neural footprint as possible. And then one day, after the Capitol insurrection and Trump's subsequent social media ban, it was as though he no longer existed. "Isn't it satisfying, just to not hear his voice for a single goddamn second?" Jim Carrey-as-Joe Biden prophetically asked on Saturday Night Live last fall , after 'pausing' Alec Baldwin's Trump, mid-sketch. "Let's wallow in it. Let's bask in the Trumplessness." And… Read full this story
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