Trump Derangement Syndrome

A Toon For The Deranged


Sycophants of Donald Trump accuse his critics of suffering from TDS, Trump Derangement Syndrome. They claim liberals, Democrats, and Never Trumpers in the Republican party react irrationally to everything Trump says and does, paying little attention to the details, his actions, and his successes. They claim people like me hate Trump just because he’s Donald Trump. It’s as if Trump hasn’t given anyone a good reason to criticize him.

The truth is, I don’t hate Donald Trump. I do dislike the man. Before he was president, he was a racist conman with little regard for anyone except himself. He’s the kind of guy who steals from charities, refuses to pay people who work for him, and starts a campaign to delegitimize a black president because of his race. He’s the kind of guy who boasts about what a great businessman he is while bankrupting a casino. He’s the kind of guy who hangs fake Time Magazine covers of himself in his golf clubs and calls members of the press while impersonating a fictional employee bragging about Donald Trump’s dating life. He’s the kind of guy who will cheat on his wife who is at home with a newborn, and then get on a bus and brag about it to another celebrity. He’s the kind of guy who seduces porn stars by showing them pictures of himself on magazine covers and comparing them to his daughter. He’s the kind of guy who says he’d like to date his daughter. Yeah, I don’t like that guy.

Who I do hate is President Donald J. Trump. I don’t suffer from TDS because I’m not irrational about it. My criticism of him has a bit more depth to it than “orange man bad.”

I hate a president who commits campaign fraud, obstructs justice, solicits help from a foreign adversary, sells his nation out to Vladimir Putin, uses the Justice Department to punish his enemies, violates the emoluments clause, seeks to divide the nation based on his hatred, throws children into cages, vilifies the weak while throwing tax cuts at the mega-rich, and calls nations where brown people come from “shitholes.” I hate a president who is illiterate and can’t stop tweeting about how he’s being victimized. I hate a president who fills government positions with unqualified people, like members of his family. I hate that he gave a security clearance to his dimwit son-in-law. I hate a president who attacks Gold Star families and POWs. I hate a president who doesn’t stop holding campaign rallies. I hate a president who encourages his supporters to commit violent acts. I hate a president who doesn’t understand tariffs, the nuclear triad, NATO, foreign policy, the three branches of government, and the U.S. Constitution. I hate a president who wants to waste billions on a stupid, useless, racist border wall as a vanity project. I hate a president who calls black athletes “sons of bitches.” I really hate a president who smears our allies while cozying up to dictators. I hate a president who gives murderers like Kim Jong Un and Muhammad Bin Salman a pass.

Orange man is bad, but orange president is dangerous.

To me, Trump Derangement Syndrome doesn’t describe his critics. It describes the cult that is his followers who ignore all the things I mentioned. It describes the people who defend Trump, and who also criticized Obama for wearing a tan suit, putting mustard on a burger, and claimed he was born in Kenya, on an apology tour, and was going to take away everyone’s guns. These are the people who attacked his wife for trying to get kids to eat more vegetables.

Now, if you really want to see deranged behavior, go back to last weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference (which is less about being conservative and more about being TrumpTrumpTrumpTrumpOHMYGODTrumpTrumpTrump). Even before the deranged, incoherent, two-hour-plus rant from Trump, the derangement was off the charts. I’m talking about the entire conference’s obsessions with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

If you watched the conference, then you heard how she wants to ban cows, which means no more hamburgers. They claim she wants to ban planes. They air a video of her dancing during her college years, but they darken the lighting and try to make it ominous, as though the Breakfast Club dance is equivalent to sacrificing babies, which they also accuse her of.

The point at her socialism and compare it to Venezuela, instead of places like Norway and Canada. It’s funny they compare American socialists to strongmen who prop themselves up by building their military, while American socialists always advocate for less spending on the military. But then again, these are the same idiots who claim she wants to ban cows.

Former Trump aid and super creepy guy Sebastian Gorka said she is trying to realize Stalin’s dream of taking away all our hamburgers, which is something I didn’t know Stalin was into. Mark Meadows, the Republican who has a black friend, made the same argument about taking away hamburgers…and so did Ted Cruz…and so did Donald Trump Jr, and about 50 other participants at the conference.

You would think AOC was running for president and not six years from being old enough to qualify for the job. You would think she held a leadership position in her party. You would think she wasn’t just a freshman representative. But, the CPAC crowd is so obsessed with her that they barely have time to chant “lock her up,” or cry about emails, or scream “Benghazi!”

The conference ran for four days. Four days of this hamburger nonsense. Did they actually take apart her Green New Deal on specifics or get into actual details? Nope. Did they go after the MAN who co-sponsored the non-binding legislation? Nope. Do they even know his name? Nope. But for four days, “booga, booga, booga, no more hamburgers.”

Republicans project, like Trump criticizing Obama for not releasing his school records, yet he threatens his schools not to release his. But they don’t notice their hypocrisy. A conservative who accuses you of suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome probably has 148 AOC memes on his Facebook page, the majority of them dealing with cow farts. They’re oblivious.

Trump and his sycophants are the ones who truly are deranged. Unfortunately, they’re often successful in shaping the narrative. We can’t let the deranged set the tone or the agenda going into the next presidential election.

That would be deplorable.

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Trump Derangement Syndrome


Trump supporters are not very good at thinking for themselves, which is why they often follow talking points. Have you ever been called a “libtard” or a “snowflake?” The leader of their sycophantic cult isn’t very good at coming up with his own words either, which is why he tweeted out the latest talking point, “Trump Derangement Syndrome,” minutes after Fox & Friends used it.

Trump is big on projecting his own horrible traits onto others. He’s accused political rivals of being liars, corrupt, stupid, fat, and even having bad hair. So, naturally the deranged will accuse others of being deranged.

Last week, Fox News nutzoid Jeanine Pirro was a guest on The View promoting her new book, Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy (you’ll find it in your local bookstore’s bullshit section) when she accused Whoopi Goldberg of suffering from the dreaded Trump Derangement Syndrome. See? Fox News talking point. Whoopi responded with, “Listen, I don’t have ‘Trump Derangement’ — let me tell you what I have. I’m tired of people starting a conversation with ‘Mexicans are liars and rapists.” Jeanine later milked the exchange on her Fox show while promoting her book.

But, what is Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS)? According to the Urban Dictionary, which no Trump supporter will read because it has the word “urban” in it, TDS is; a mental condition in which a person has been driven effectively insane due to their dislike of Donald Trump, to the point at which they will abandon all logic and reason.

But the top definition at Urban Dictionary describes it as; When the truth is deemed unrealistic, one may fabricate a story so he or she can better swallow it.

I gotta go with the top definition as “logic and reason” aren’t traits one sees in Trump sycophants.

Of course, Trump and Fox News viewers believe TDS describes his critics. Trump tweeted after his summit with Putin, “Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia. They would rather go to war than see this. It’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome!” Basically, you’re deranged if you don’t like your president siding with a Russian dictator who attacked our nation over American intelligence agencies.

So, which is it? Are you deranged if you dislike Trump or if you love him? I’m going to help you out.

You may be deranged if you believe some Nazis are good people.

You may be deranged if you think nepotism is good.

You may be deranged if you don’t care that the president appears beholden to a hostile foreign government.

You may be deranged if you believe facts are fake news.

You may be deranged if you don’t care that the president makes money from his office.

You may be deranged if you call an investigation that yields dozens of indictments a “witch hunt.”

You may be deranged if you believe hiring a foreigner to write a dossier is collusion, but hosting Russians in your campaign HQ is not.

You may be deranged if you’re upset that the FBI obtained FISA warrants on an alleged Russian spy.

You may be deranged if you’re upset that black athletes are kneeling during an anthem, but not so much about a bloviating bastard screaming that POWs are not war heroes.

You may be deranged if you believe babies should be thrown in jail because they might be murderous gang members.

You may be deranged if you oppose a deal that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, but love one with North Korea that is entirely fictional.

You may be deranged if your company is losing business and threatening your job, yet you still support the bloviating bastard.

You may be deranged if you say, “there wasn’t Russian meddling, yes there was, no there wasn’t, yes there was, no there wasn’t, yes there was, no there wasn’t, and it was probably some 400-lb. guy on a bed in Jersey,” all in one day.

You may be deranged if you think it’s funny to mock the handicapped.

You may be deranged if you believe the way to make America great again is to return to the racist policies of the early 1900s…or even 1800s.

Finally, you are deranged if you still believe anything that Donald Trumps says.

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