Handler also admitted that her leaving the country would harm it and she needs to stay and fight for her platform against Trump.
Comedienne turned political activist Chelsea Handler revealed Friday that she had to see a psychiatrist in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Appearing on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" to discuss her new book "Life Will Be the Death of Me," Handler compared the destabilization she felt from Donald Trump's election win to that of losing her brother when she was just nine years old.
"Everybody took the 2016 election hard," asserted Maher, "but I didn't really know it really knocked you down like that."
"I had a mid-life identity crisis once Trump won the election because I had never had my world feel so unhinged, I think," she confessed to Maher. "I had to pay a psychiatrist to listen to me b**** about Donald Trump for about the first three weeks."
"And then once we got past that, and we got to the real stuff, I realized the parallel there was my world becoming unhinged when I was a little girl; my brother died when I was nine years old," Handler said.