America literally slept through 8 years under Barack Obama — it was politics as usual, nothing really to talk about. Senator Clinton in office today likely would be no different — politics as usual and Americans sleeping through another 4 to 8 years because there is nothing to talk about.
Americans are awake now and talking. Crazy or not, its because everyone feels they have to be awake else Trump may drive the United States off the cliff. This perhaps is exactly what America needs after 8 long years of sleep.
Regardless, there remains the distinct possibility that the United States may turn out to be better off for having Trump as opposed to an establishment person as President. Very few people talk about Lyndon Johnson as epitome of a great President. What the man achieved while in office, however, was nothing short of phenomenal. If Trump turns out anything like Lyndon Johnson, the United States would be the better for it.
In the need to be awake, vigilant, and talking about the ship of state, there perhaps is something to be grateful for in so far as Trump is concerned even as we transition into 2018. This after all is an improvement over having to stay asleep for 8 long years.