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'Fear of Trump' Is Making Some Children Physically Sick, Say Health Experts

'Fear of Trump' Is Making Some Children Physically Sick, Say Health Experts

Jon Queally, staff writer

After a campaign built on xenophobic remarks, a pledge to construct a massive wall across the southern border, and promises to form "a deportation force" to rid the nation of millions of undocumented immigrants, it's not surprising the psychological impact of Donald Trump's rhetoric would be most sharply felt among those living within those communities.

The idea of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General should make everyone but members of the alt-right sick.


Don’s family values party is very concerned.

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Kids from poor families can certainly identify with the anxiety. At least the older ones are usually aware of families who were torn apart, children taken into “indefinite state custody” by social services if their parents lose their jobs and were unable to secure another one fast enough. In the US, we simply don’t have jobs for all (7 jobs for every 10 jobless people who still have the means to pursue one, the last I heard). The fear of being taken from the parents who love them takes a toll on kids.

We do have TANF, a short-term work program for those with children, but it has a strict lifetime limit on benefits. We have a stunningly unstable job market.


You can’t insulate the kids from school. Schools do include regular discussions of current events, and kids tend to mimic the hate speech they hear at home, whether its against immigrants, people of other races, the poor, etc. Kids can’t be shielded from reality.

I heard a mother confess, on an NPR program recently, the problem she was having, trying to sooth her child’s fear and anxiety concerning President Elect Trump.

It must be exhausting, for parents of younger children, to have to keep trying to offset the constant Media Barrage their kids are subjected to.

Clinton started the Syrian civil war???

Are you really that uninformed and ignorant?

Just ignore Yunzer. He’s lately discovered his inner troll.

Whoa! The CD editorial board let this article “pass?”

Mr. Kweely, please, give us some credit for having a little brains.

How do you look yourself in the mirror, with kaleidoscopic eyes?

I wouldn’t even have dared to consider writing such an entitled content as a fifth-grader.

An added true sadness for this news, is the fact we value childhood education so little,we do not even teach simple meditation practices that could calm/quell this brewing impact of hate.

Get over your faux propaganda view. He owned the MSM for the last year, with untold millions of free adverts.

Come on, just ask yourself, where would Obama be today if
1.he was recorded saying he loved to “grab pussy” because of his lust for young women and social status (she withdrew lawsuit reportedly over fear of life after her identity, and that of her one witness were revealed)
2. Had over 500 pending lawsuits
3. Refused to live in white house as president.

I’ll stop there, as you should know the obvious answer after just #1. Obama would not have been president whatsoever.

Obama had to come out within a week of the Rev Wright accusations (God Damn America–good sermon). Where is Trump on all his loving Nazis?

Trump wants to live in his Trump palace.

And they called Obama an “elitist” because he was a highly educated African american.

Fucking unbelievable.

Actually in Mein Kamph he gave a pretty clear blueprint of what he intended to do and he did all of it.

She’s a vicious hawk of the very worst ilk. But she was a better choice than Trump by far. How do we reconcile these two statements? If Clinton is of the “very worst ilk” what does that make Trump? What’s worse than “worst”? Worster? There never was a “better choice…by far” as you state, just more deep state shenanigans. The only reality based choice we get is the status quo choice as represented by a D or R.

Agreed, Americans have been shirking their civic duties for decades now. I don’t believe that we’re all that ill informed but I do think there is some sort of pathological naivety in play here. Call it an over willingness to believe. Hope and Change? That sums up the D’s problems right there. I believe in the FDR statement that Presidents are installed, not elected. But just for sheer theatrics, Trump played the Savior card far better than Clinton did. Of course it was the angry disenfranchised white guy that tried to pin the messiah tail on that ass but what the hey, it was entertaining in an America should be embarrassed sort of way.

You’re right I am parroting what I heard and I only read parts of Mein Kamph.

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I find it funny now that Trump is trying to distance himself from the peckerwood wing of his constituency. About the best we can say about Obama is that he was an eight year place holder. Nothing of relevance was accomplished under O. Gitmo et. al. anyone?