Trump Derangement Syndrome

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Trump Derangement Syndrome.  I first heard this term and thought it was a joke.  Like “haha, people don’t like Trump, it’s driving them insane!”  And then I started seeing actual articles about it in conservative media outlets, and it kind of stopped being funny.  Because that’s the new line now.  If you disagree with anything Trump does, if you think he’s a crook, a liar, or just a general bad person, Conservatives will label you with a fictional psychological disorder, giving them one more reason to dismiss any and all criticism of Donald Trump.  And this isn’t just some fringe, conspiracy theory idea.  Trump recently endorsed a book by Gina Loudon, a woman with a mail order PhD, is trying to claim that Trump Derangement Syndrome is a legitimate psychological disorder.  But the really silly thing, is that this “syndrome” which is supposedly born of the rage against all things Trump, is often shouted in what some might call a “deranged” manner, at people.  You have folks like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity screaming at their audiences, trying to convince them that it’s the LIBERAL rage that is a threat. It’s an important point for them to sell.  Because if the liberals AREN’T in fact a bunch of rage monsters, then why are hyper-Conservative blowhards shouting so loud?

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