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Wealthy, successful actress Amy Poehler complains that it’s ‘hard’ not to have a daily ‘panic attack’ with Trump as president

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Actress Amy Poehler blasted President Donald Trump's presidency in a recent interview, admitting that she has a very hard time keeping her anxiety in check with Trump in office.

What did she say?

Poehler told The Hollywood Reporter that she has ramped up her efforts as a feminist and said it has served her in the Trump era. Some of those efforts include speaking out about the president and conservatism.

"Women have been rightly and righteously furious about this administration and have been working together and bonding together just in an attempt to make sense of all of it," Poehler said. The comedian and actress also said that her sons were personally affected by Trump's election, because they were so "looking forward to electing the first female president."

She revealed that her family is even donating money to causes like immigration and climate change.

Calling Trump's election "so upsetting" and a "huge loss for all of us," Poehler said that she and her girlfriends text each other daily for support.

"Every woman I know has a text chain, every morning we just say, 'Can you believe this? Can we break this down together so I don't lose my mind?'" she said.

Poehler said she sometimes has a hard time facing the day for fear of an anxiety attack.

"It's really hard to not have a full-on panic attack every day. It's why people are self-medicating," she admitted, the outlet pointing out that she "[laughed] hysterically" and "a little maniacally" after making the admission.

What else?

Poehler, 47, also went on to bemoan people believing the stereotype that women can be more unstable than men.

"Women are constantly criticized for being too emotional," she complained. "Can we be allowed to be as messy, as all over the place, as inconsistent and as mediocre as men?"

One last thing…
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