Amy Poehler: It's too upsetting to watch Trump speak
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Amy Poehler says she can’t bear to see President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE on TV because she finds the commander in chief “so upsetting.” 

“I can’t watch him speak,” the former star of NBC's “Parks and Recreation” tells The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Wednesday.


The comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum, who supported Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona The Hill's Morning Report - Trump touts new immigration policy, backtracks on tax cuts Hickenlooper announces Senate bid MORE during the Democratic presidential nominee’s 2016 run (and played the former secretary of State on “SNL”) says she uses her phone and group of female friends as coping mechanisms in the Trump era.

"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? Anybody out there?' Because it's really crazy-making,” says Poehler.

“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," the 47-year-old “Wine Country” director says.

"It's really hard to not have a full-on panic attack every day,” Poehler says of living in the current political climate. “It's why people are self-medicating."

Despite avoiding Trump on television, the mom of two says she’s teaching her kids to be active citizens.

Her sons, she says, donated their birthday money to causes important to them — climate change and immigration.

"They have to understand their privilege in the world. They cannot just live in a bubble because truly the world depends on it. We are handing them a world that's on fire — the oceans are rising, the animals are dying — and saying, 'Good luck, kid!' "