I recently wrote a feature for Successful Meetings magazine, Top 9 Meetings Trends of 2017, of which the “Trump Effect” is part.
Everyone knows there’s a divide. While some people can’t get enough of the 45th POTUS, it seems other people CAN get enough of him. Here are just a few of the lengths to which people will go to deny him:
Make America Kittens Again #MAKA: This Chrome extension turns any photo it recognizes as Donald Trump into a picture of kittens. For example, if I have a #MAKA extension on and I look for images of Trump on Google, this is what I see:
According to MAKA creator Tom Royal, “I made it back in February  when Trump was merely an annoyance . . . .” Royal admits that the extension is limited (does not work on Facebook or Twitter); however, he recently enlarged its scope to kittenize Mike Pence, Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen, and Geert Wilders.
Trump Blocker: For a seriously Trump-free desktop, this extension by NetLingo “removes Donald Trump from web pages and filters/removes Donald Trump from Facebook and Youtube” like a Magic Eraser. I would like to show you how well it works, but I’m afraid it would scrub this post before I’m through writing it. (NetLingo, which worryingly does not have a Web profile, also features a Hillary Blocker.)
For those who don’t wish to go the whole head-in-the-sand route but still need help coping with the recent turn of events, a new cottage industry in “Surviving Trump” is developing. Personally, I like that my SoCal neighbor, Palm Springs-based internal medicine physician and public speaker Kiran Dintyala (a.k.a. Dr. Calm), has coined the syndrome “Trumpertension,” which he characterizes as “a substantial increase in blood pressure unrelated to diet, sodium intake or exercise that is solely attributable to worries over what a Trump presidency may mean for your future and America’s.”
For more insights, read what Successful Meetings’ 25 Most Influential People of 2016 have to say about the Trump Presidency.