You have identified the problem. While we ignore Trump he loses power but the endless insanity saps everyone’s energy and apathy is the result. Trump and his cohort are dedicated to destruction for their gain. They have no concern, no ethics, no morality, only greed. They never stop. If they exhibit any morality they are thrown out.
Moral and ethical standards require thought and suppression of short term gain for the greater good. Being ethical and moral is far harder then following impulse driven only by greed. The energy balance is on the side of evil. This is what has destroyed the Republican Party. That’s why allowing evil to take power creates an energy imbalance that seems almost impossible to overcome.
Trump and the entire structure that enabled him must be removed. We don’t have the energy to fight a slow war. We are at the inflection point and must act. As I expected California is now triggering this stage by becoming a sanctuary state. Other states must join. Either Trump and the illegal Republican structure will be removed or the nation will break. With luck the regions will move apart and some union will remain. But failure to act means collapse and destruction and, if we survive, a century of shame.