In equal measure they cannot stomach the thought that Donald Trump is president. Matthews came seriously unglued on January 21, the day after the Inauguration. The MSNBC host thought Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was already on his way out. “It’s hard to fire your son-in-law,” he declared, “but Mussolini had a great solution to that. He had him executed.” Rachel Maddow replied “Jesus, Chris!” Matthews added: “So, if I were Jared, I’d be a little careful.”

CNN anchorman Don Lemon couldn’t hide his Trumpian feelings after an August 22 speech in Phoenix: “He’s unhinged, it’s embarrassing and I don’t mean for us, the media because he went after us, but for the country. This is who we elected President of the United States….There was no gravitas. There was no sanity.”

Lemon’s colleague Reza Aslan hosted a CNN program on religion until this tweet about the president on June 3 after a London terrorist attack: “This piece of [excrement] is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He’s an embarrassment to humankind.”