Donald Trump has been president for 18 days now, and the impact of his haphazard style of governance and willingness to flout the central tenets of the Constitution can be seen everywhere.
But hey, on the bright side … at least the situation has helped Lena Dunham shed some pounds?
Yes, the living embodiment of the phrase "born on third, thinks she hit a triple" stopped by the Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show on Monday morning
Asked about her recent weight loss, Dunham credited the regime of Commander Baby Fists with inadvertently helping her drop the extra pounds:
“Donald Trump became president and I stopped being able to eat food,” she told Stern.
“Everyone’s been asking like, ‘What have you been doing?’ And I’m like, ‘Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness and you, too, will lose weight.’”
Yes, Lena says she became so distraught since Trump was elected back in November that she basically stopped eating.
Tens of millions of Americans have taken issue with Trump’s Muslim ban and other controversial measures, but Dunham’s dislike for the president is both political and personal:
“He said I was a B-list actor with no mojo,” she griped to Stern.
B-list? Pretty tame by Trump trash talk standards, but it doesn’t take much to wound Lena.
This is far from the first time that Dunham has criticized Trump, and she’s been admirably scathing in her assessment of his first weeks in office during her current press tour to promote the sixth and final season of Girls.
“All he does is talk about women like they’re objects,” she said at TimesTalks: A Final Farewell to the Cast of Girls.
“It doesn’t reclaim our power to talk about him like he’s an object. It doesn’t reclaim our power to insult his physicality.”
Obviously, this story has us deeply conflicted.
Dunham is right to be so critical of Trump, but at the same time, she’s Lena Dunham.
The same Lena Dunham who tried to reach out to women who have had abortions by stating that she wishes she’d had an abortion.
The same Lena Dunham who takes to social media to complain about culturally insensitive sushi and guns in Jason Bourne movies.
At first, agreeing with Lena on an issue made us feel ill at ease, but then we had an epiphany:
Maybe she’s fostering unity by offering us something the whole nation can agree on:
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, everyone can agree that the only appropriate response when Dunham starts talking about the importance of her cellulite is looooong sigh punctuated by an exaggerated eye roll.
See? We can still agree on some issues, America.
Let’s all thank Lena Dunham for helping us see the light and then go right back to trying to ignore her.