Without audiences or influence, these liberal media efforts failed to build a power base within the Democratic Party, and so, unlike their conservative counterparts, had no impact on policies or party politics.
Trump is a sign of a broken political system, to be sure, but he's not the cause of it. And he is no independent. He's a failing president looking for a win, no matter how small, wherever he can get it.
The North Korea problem is a matter of life and death for Japan.
It's not just Trump. It's a different America.