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Liberal actress says she went 'insane' after Trump's 2016 win, had to stop watching news because she'd have screaming nightmares

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Actress Julianna Margulies revealed that her Trump Derangement Syndrome was so overwhelming after the 2016 presidential election that she had to stop watching the news at night.

If she didn't, she'd suffer screaming Trump-centric nightmares.

Really?

The "Good Wife" actor appeared on CBS' "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Monday where she discussed politics, though she said she tries to avoid doing so.

Margulies, who once co-hosted a fundraising event for former presidential candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, told Colbert that she went "insane" after the 2016 election.

"One of the things I stopped doing was, I do not read the news at night. Because I was waking up in the middle of the night from nightmares of just screaming," she said, laughing. "I was in a boardroom, there was a long ... table, and it was just, the guy who's in the Oval Office right now, sitting there, and I walked in and I was screaming — screaming! — 'Don't you care about the next [generation?!]'"

"I was going crazy and screaming at him and yelling, and that was 2016," she recalled, "and I woke up in a sweat and went, 'Oh, my God, I've gone insane, and I have to stop reading the news at night.'"

The actress went on to admit that she now gets her news from the New York Times — which she reads in the morning — as well as NPR. She also occasionally watches "PBS Newshour."

What else?

Margulies is set to appear in National Geographic miniseries about an outbreak of the ebola virus — titled, "The Hot Zone," after the 1994 book of the same name — which will air on Memorial Day.

She also told Colbert that it's high time people stop denying science.

"I am reassured that a studio like National Geographic is shedding light on such an important problem. This is a global issue, this is not something that just happens in Africa," she explained. "It's not about if this is going to happen in the U.S. again, it's when. Finally we're shedding light on a global problem and we need to support our scientists and stop denying scientists. I'm encouraged."

Julianna Margulies: Stop Denying Science www.youtube.com

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