“I just wish this national nightmare would be over,” the co-owner of Eso Won Books said Wednesday morning as he rang up customers in his Leimert Park shop. “Every time you hear a Republican make a speech, you want to scream. But they control the Senate…. It’s a foregone conclusion: He’s not going to be removed.”…

Jen Ruggirello was checking emails a few machines away from Mazariegos. The 26-year-old edits short films for a living and moved to Los Angeles from Illinois in 2014. She said she tries to avoid news from Washington because it’s “too depressing.”

“I’d love for Trump to be removed, but I’m not optimistic,” she said. “All of this is exhausting.”