The nation’s professional President Trump hater and actress Lena Dunham started off her latest newsletter with a heartwarming sentiment from her Editor-in-Chief Jess Grose: “Deep Soul Hugs From Earth Mothers,” reads the barely tolerable subject line.
She quickly moves on to how “nauseated with rage” she is at Trump.
Did she eat bad sushi?
I can’t help myself, but I’m becoming a Lenny. A hate Lenny, but a Lenny nonetheless.
Forgive me readers, but I just can’t stop reading Dunham’s newsletter.
“In an effort to stop reading the news so incessantly, I started listening to more podcasts — that way I am still getting my mainlined political heroin, but I can also go outside and look around at the tulips wilting in the sudden, steamy heat,” Grose wrote in Tuesday’s newsletter. “In general, I try to avoid hearing Donald Trump’s voice (even parodies of his voice make me nauseated with rage at this point).”
She explained that she had listened to the New York Times podcast “The Daily.” She heard a “snippet” of Trump’s “preening, self-pitying” commencement speech to Coast Guard grads, which she said was delivered with “customary smug satisfaction.”
Grose says Trump has been a disaster ever since he left the womb.
Because she was there, right outside his mother’s womb waiting for him, right?
Funniest line: “He is a narcissistic disaster of a 70-year-old man who, since the day he burst from the womb, Alien-style, into a pile of money, has never once had a problem that hasn’t worked out ‘just fine.'”
This week, Dunham’s newsletter features Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), whom she refers to as their “heroine” as opposed to the “political mainline heroin” she gets from other sources.
Aside from all this “nauseated rage” for Trump, there is a ray of hope at the end of the newsletter.
It’s a story by Trixie Garcia — daughter of the late Jerry Garcia — on what it was like being raised by the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Grateful Dead.
And it’s headline is aptly “Coming Back From The Dead.”
In the meantime, Dunham’s editor might need one of those deep soul Earth mother hugs.