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Trump Derangement Syndrome

Updated on August 16, 2018
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Jack is currently a volunteer at the Westchester County Archives. Before retiring, he worked at IBM for over 28 years.

Introduction

Here is a growing list of people afflicted with TDS. What is TDS? A condition where rational, intelligent people seem to loose their perspective and lash out in public at the detriment of their careers and credibility.

- July 2018

Here are some symptoms...

  • Restlessness
  • hard to fall to sleep
  • depressed
  • anger
  • Hopeless
  • indignant
  • use of cussing
  • waiting for Mueller to come up with indictment of Russian collusion

Here Is A Growing List...

  • Brian Ross (formerly of ABC)
  • John McCain - Republican Senator from Arizona
  • John Brennan - CIA Director under President Obama’s Administration
  • Robert De Niro - Actor
  • George Will - conservative columnist
  • James Comey - Former FBI Director - fired by Trump
  • Peter Strzok - Senior FBI agent
  • Alexandria Cortez - Democratic Congressional candidate from NYC
  • David Brooks - New York Times conservative commentator
  • Andrew McCabe - Fired Deputy FBI Director for lying to Congress.
  • Kathy Griffin - Comedienne
  • Nancy Pelosi - House Minority leader
  • Jeff Flake - GOP Senator from Arizona, leaving in 2018
  • Steve Cohen - Democratic Rep. from Tennessee
  • Eric Swalwell - Democratic Rep. from California
  • Adam Schiff - Democratic Rep. from California
  • Whoopi Goldberg - Actress and celebrity commentator
  • TIME Magazine editors
  • New York Times - “all the news that‘s fit for print”
  • The Daily News - a NY local paper

The Bottom Line

Most people who claim they will leave if Trump elected President, will not. It is economics. They cannot leave because their livelyhood and family and friends are here. Most places will not accept an immigrant and have restrictions on their employment.

TDS is a real condition. Some people afflicted cannot help themselves. They will say and do things that are irrational and even at the detriment of their careers or well being.

My advice is for them to seek professional help. I have tried to talk to some with no avail. I try to use logic and common sense but it gets no where.

Sometimes, there is no other way.

Some Constructive Suggestions...

Here are a few ideas to try and focus your energy on countering Trump.

1. Debate on the merits of the issues and don’t get personal in your criticism.

2. Dig a little deeper and don’t rely solely on what is being reported in the media.

3. Get involved in your local elections.

4. Vote for candidates that share your views and belief.

5. Win elections and persuade people's hearts and minds.

6. Be an individual and don’t just jump on the band wagon.

7. Learn our Constitution and civics. It is our foundation.

8. Be open to alternative views even those you may disagree at first...

9. Don’t let your emotions rule the day.

10. Use common sense.

Some Truths in the Era of Trump...

The reality is, the following would never happen if it wasn’t for Trump.

  • A tax reform bill passed
  • GDP at 4.1%
  • Jerusalem recognized as Capitol of Israel
  • Conservative Judge Gorsuch on the Supreme Court
  • North Korea summit
  • Iran Nuclear deal revoked
  • EU trade agreement to remove tariff
  • NATO funding increased by the European countries
  • Repeal of the individual mandate of the ACA
  • Return of the 55 remains of the Korean war.

Summary

For some reason, Donald Trump seems to have a knack for bringing out the worst in others. People afflicted with TDS needs professional help. They are taking all this too personal. After all, it is only politics.

Update Latest Victim of TDS...

  • Governor Cuomo of NY just said “America was never that great...”

A Simple Poll

Do you suffer from TDS?

See results

© 2018 Jack Lee

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    • Mrs. Obvious profile image

      Willow Mattox 

      3 months ago from Northern California

      Great hub, thank you!

    • tsadjatko profile image

      4 months ago from now on

      Is there any logical reason Sanctuary who is not a hubber shows up and spews the most illogical and ridiculous accusations? Well guys I figured it out.

      Sanctuary really isn’t a loony leftist but probably someone who was once a hubber and got so fed up with the growing number of lunatics on our site he/she/it pretends “off the books” to be one actually demonstrating to us how loony they can be.

      I can’t think of any other explanation.

      Touché Sanctuary, job well done. We get it.

    • Readmikenow profile image

      Readmikenow 

      4 months ago

      Jack,

      I would also like to point out removing nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula is a huge accomplishment that is very overlooked. Moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem is another huge accomplishment. The coal industry is once again alive and the manufacturing sector of the economy is growing. For the first time in decades steel plants are reopening. He has kept many of his campaign promises. To say that President Donald Trump hasn't done anything is really an incredible misstatement.

    • jackclee lm profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack Lee 

      4 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Sanxuary, wow, that is some statement. Talk about clueless people.

      The real clueless people are people and groups who vote Democratic. They have received no benefit and yet buy into their lie that GOP is evil. Anyone who has been around last two years have benefited from the Trump economy. That is no lie. They have benefitted from the tax reform...to the tune of approx. $2000. They have seen their 401k balance increased by about 25%...even after the recent correction.

      They have benefitted from the increased jobs and employment. Just last month, it rose by 250K.

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      Sanxuary 

      4 months ago

      I was raised by parents who believed the apocalypse is happening maybe tomarrow, It was good verses evil and recognizing evil was are strength. The last 2 years those who claim morality have failed. I have seen greater morals and a disire to do what is right in those who do not even believe in God. The truth is Trump is evil regardless of any beliefs. The truth is he has done nothing for the average person and nothing he has done has helped anyone. There are 300 million Americans and somewhere out there is a leader who can do better then nothing. We our rotting in this country as he keeps feeding us manure. The only thing worst then a lie is believing it . A fool is someone who recieves no rewards for following one.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      4 months ago from now on

      Brad, this explains where people like Virginia get their research. Listen to 30 minutes of enlightenment people like Virginia don't dare to even listen to because it flies in the face of their indoctrinated minds.

      https://youtu.be/w0Py0uQVAvc

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad Masters 

      4 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      Virginia Allain

      "Hogwash. There's no use debating the topic when you have obviously bought the Trump version of things. Being a librarian, I prefer to research my answers and find him totally unreliable and detrimental to our country."

      B: The Internet is the new improved Librarian.

      Your comment shows no research, no references, and only a TDS emotional rant making unsupported derogatory statements about a sitting US president. What is wrong with America and what Trump has done in the last two years, even against the resistance current of the democrats who have not just done nothing for the country, or the people But they have become the divisive tear in our democracy and the American Way. They prefer to champion illegal aliens, and wannabe illegal aliens over the American citizens and legal immigrants. Even to the point of giving sanctuary from deportation to CONVICTED illegal alien FELONS.

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      Dean Traylor

      "Not exactly.....look for my article "What's the Cure for the Derangement Syndrome? Ignore it." Sorry but I can't post a link it in the comment sections. That should explain what the whole derangement syndrome...consider it a rebuttal."

      There is no rebuttal to you affliction of TDS, and there is no cure for you because you are still carrying the dirty water of the democrats and Hillary Clinton from her second failure to be become president.

      I have already dissected your article and it is a big TDS gas bubble. You need to take some TUMS.

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    • jackclee lm profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack Lee 

      4 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Virginia, believe it or not, it is happening. Being a librarian does not help in this matter. The people afflicted are irrational. They just can’t help themselves.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      4 months ago from Central Florida

      Hogwash. There's no use debating the topic when you have obviously bought the Trump version of things. Being a librarian, I prefer to research my answers and find him totally unreliable and detrimental to our country.

    • jackclee lm profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack Lee 

      6 months ago from Yorktown NY

      I read your article and I submitted my question and comment. I await your response.

    • Dean Traylor profile image

      Dean Traylor 

      6 months ago from Southern California

      Not exactly.....look for my article "What's the Cure for the Derangement Syndrome? Ignore it." Sorry but I can't post a link it in the comment sections. That should explain what the whole derangement syndrome...consider it a rebuttal.

    • Dean Traylor profile image

      Dean Traylor 

      6 months ago from Southern California

      Not exactly..... Consider this a rebuttal

      https://soapboxie.com/us-politics/Whats-the-Cure-t...

    • tsadjatko profile image

      7 months ago from now on

      TDS is nothing more than the Democrat’s tactic out of the old liberal playbook which is to attack the messenger when they can’t deny or deal with the truth which is Trump won and he is keeping his promises, his policies work, the Democrats have lost congress and the whitehouse and governorships and state legislatures across the nation because of their policies, their rhetoric, their incompetency and corruption and Trump represents the demise of their power and the establishment’s status quo. All the left, the media, the Democrats have left is to attack him for any reason real or made up while hoping that will detract attention from anything he accomplished - their only weapon is hate and their approach is like a DOS attack using duped like computers to aim hatred at Trump.

    • jackclee lm profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack Lee 

      7 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Ken, you are right. The Democrats are beside themselves. Anything they try to do along with the media has failed. Trump just keep on winning to their disgust and their lack of comprehension. Hence TDS is their relief valve. I do think at some point, even they will realize the inevitable. Like with Reagan, they finally come around reluctantly.

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      Ken Burgess 

      7 months ago from Florida

      Jack,

      I have to credit some of TDS to Trumps blunt reckless tweets and criticisms, not to mention how he entered into the political fray by saying over-the-top comments to get attention.

      But I also recognize those over-the-top comments were the catalyst to all the attention the MSM gave him, for free, which allowed him platform to speak to Americans that would have not otherwise existed.

      Perhaps a bigger cause for TDS is they used every dirty trick in the book to guilt people to not vote for him, and vote for Hillary, and it didn't work... and now they want vengeance not just on Trump, but every single person who voted for him. How DARE they ignore labels like 'Hitler', 'Racist', 'Sexist', "Capitalist Pig', 'traitor' etc. the 'intellectual elite', the 'MSM' are showing their despise and disdain for the American people who do not blindly believe their rhetoric and labeling of Trump.

      They are dangerous at this point, not because they believe their own rhetoric so much as they don't care if any of it is real or not, they don't care if Trump is doing the country, and its people good or not, they are out to punish all those that stood in their way, and in the process are becoming even more severe, more extreme and more willing to destroy who-ever and whatever stands in their way.

      Democrats, the hardcore and the politicians, are angry. They’ve got CNN, MSNBC, Newspapers and NPR all over their “Trump colluded with Russia” story, for two years running.

      Why don’t people care?

      Well, lets consider this.

      The stock market shot up to unimaginable heights. Unemployment is down and wages are starting to creep up. Gas prices are still low. No new wars have broken out.

      Things seem pretty good, and getting better.

      But how can this be Trump is a agent for Putin and Russia right?

      How does Russia benefit from America's economy getting stronger, and a President that is putting more money into the military than his predecessor?

      How does Putin and Russia benefit from Trump making a new agreement with the EU so that they buy more LG from America and less from Russia?

      Very confusing.

      I think the Democratic Party doesn't care what the facts are, they want Trump out, and they want control back, and this time they are willing to step on all 'the little people' who stood against them to make it happen.

      PS - Needs an update as the Video is down, and that list looks far to short.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad Masters 

      8 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      Sanxuary

      There is no deep state. If a vast national security apparatus existed people would be dead all over the place by now.

      B:

      What people would be dead, do you mean like all those that died when they did something that would hurt Hillary Clinton, like Seth Richards. These were not drive by public shootings. These death were made to look like something else. When deaths like Justice Scalia happen and look suspicious that is the deep state at work.

      Deep state members don't wear badges or uniforms. But you really think that Brennan, Clapper, Lynch, Yates, Strzok, Page, and many others are actually doing their job. Just look at the congressional hearings where these people refuse to answer congressional subpoenas, or questions to a body that is required to oversee their activity. If there really wasn't a deep state, they would comply with congressional hearings. Using FISA warrants to spy on Americans, including Trump for over a year is what the deep state does here.

      -------------------------------------------

      If no Special counsel existed there would still be a dozen investigations going on and just as many people around Trump would still be in trouble. Its sad for anyone who regardless of political belief still has to do their job.

      B:

      Where were was the special counsel when it came time to investigate Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, president Obama, Hillary Clinton, Brennan, Comey and Clapper just to name a few.

      And what trouble is Trump in after Mueller has been investigating without a predicate crime being named to investigate.

      -------------------

      Countless Republicans who must do their job have been attacked because they must up-hold the law regardless of political beliefs.

      B:

      What Republicans are you talking about. Certainly not Mueller and his team of democrat and Hillary followers?

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      Trump wanted to semd an acting US ambassador to Russia to be investigated by Putin simply because he had no choice but to deliver the sanctions to Russia that Congress had voted and passed against Russia. Who is next, Maybe the General who killed over 200 Russians 6 months ago in Syria when they attacked the American soldiers there? If Obama had done anything Trump has done so far even the Democrats would have condemned him. I could only imagine what the Republicans would be saying. One thing I know for sure Trump is not worth anyones blood and its time for Pence to be President. How about a nice Evangelical and a lot more sanity?

      B:

      What does that have to do with Trump being investigated?

      Has your American Visa run out?

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    • tsadjatko profile image

      8 months ago from now on

      “There is no deep state”. ????

      What planet are you from?

      What is your definition of deep state because from your answer you have no idea what the term means and the fact that you won’t define it, and I predict you won’t give the proper definition, proves that.

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      Sanxuary 

      8 months ago

      There is no deep state. If a vast national security apparatus existed people would be dead all over the place by now. If no Special counsel existed there would still be a dozen investigations going on and just as many people around Trump would still be in trouble. Its sad for anyone who regardless of political belief still has to do their job. Countless Republicans who must do their job have been attacked because they must up-hold the law regardless of political beliefs. Trump wanted to semd an acting US ambassador to Russia to be investigated by Putin simply because he had no choice but to deliver the sanctions to Russia that Congress had voted and passed against Russia. Who is next, Maybe the General who killed over 200 Russians 6 months ago in Syria when they attacked the American soldiers there? If Obama had done anything Trump has done so far even the Democrats would have condemned him. I could only imagine what the Republicans would be saying. One thing I know for sure Trump is not worth anyones blood and its time for Pence to be President. How about a nice Evangelical and a lot more sanity?

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad Masters 

      8 months ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      Jack

      I voted in the poll, can you guess how I voted:)

      If a person identifies with Chicken Little, it is a sign they have TDS.

      TDS is a political offshoot of PTSD. It is a special case cause by a political Traumatic Experience.

      That experience was when they found out the president of the US after the 2016 election was Donald Trump. As we look at the symptoms of PTSD and substituting president Trump as the Traumatic experience we see that TDS is a form of PTSD.

      PTSD is diagnosed after a person experiences symptoms for at least one month following a traumatic event. However symptoms may not appear until several months or even years later. The disorder is characterized by three main types of symptoms:

      B: It is now 20 months and the symptoms are actually increasing as there is no relief from the trauma called president Trump.

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      Re-experiencing the trauma through intrusive distressing recollections of the event, flashbacks, and nightmares.

      B:

      Every time Trump is mentioned their trauma flares brightly, and maybe even brighter than it did on election night.

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      Emotional numbness and avoidance of places, people, and activities that are reminders of the trauma.

      B:

      We have seen this on HubPages where they rarely venture to a pro Trump page.

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      Increased arousal such as difficulty sleeping and concentrating, feeling jumpy, and being easily irritated and angered.

      B:

      On HubPages as on the View we see the anger.

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      There are more, but you get the idea.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      8 months ago from now on

      Count it done but I can’t imagine that they can go any farther over the edge than they already have. Well I guess they could give up on impeachment and teason and send out death squads for Trump. That would be over an edge too far but given the unhinged behavior and accusations we witness daily I wouldn’t be surprised. I mean how can they in good conscience allow a traitor to lead the country? Only thing is then they’d be stuck with Pence so that’s just Trump without the tweets and without tweets they have nothing to make hay of!

      Don’t you just love America?

    • jackclee lm profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack Lee 

      8 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Tsad, I could not predicted this in a million years. It is sad to see this play out. A win for Trump in 2020 will push some over the edge if not already.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      8 months ago from now on

      They never will, because if of the establishment and media they have an agenda to discourage any outsider to pull off what Trump has done by making it clear they will relentlessly without reason try to make their tenure and life unbearable. That will never change unless they are drained from the swamp.

      If they are the duped “masses” of those with that agenda, we’ll you have to be pretty stupid to be dupped to start with so I don’t give them much hope. “dupe” is not a synonym for rocket scientist.

      I have relatives like you too Jack, and I have found they will not answer scrutinizing questions that would make them think about their opinions. My relatives with this problem of TDS are millennial s and that alone explains a lot, despite my efforts to get them to answer probing questions about events or facts they simply have no idea how to question and unbiasly reason all sides if an issue. When cornered they resort to putting words in my mouth, changing the subject or raising straw men to argue against - it is uncanny the sort of blinders they wear when they are confronted with the potentiality if admitting they are wrong.

      But the only thing you can do with relatives is be the bigger person and change the subject or invariably they will drag you into the gutter of attacking the messenger while mistaking your love for them in pointing out their error as a personal attack.

    • jackclee lm profile imageAUTHOR

      Jack Lee 

      8 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Tsad, as you know there are many more out there including some of my relatives...The problem I see for them is how do they recover or walk back when they go down the charge of racist and treason path...

      Even with Ronald Reagan, even though many democrats did not support him or his agenda, by his second term, came around to vote for him...

      How do these never Trumpers come back from their insanity?

    • tsadjatko profile image

      8 months ago from now on

      Odd, all those you named are known to be members of the “establishment” or in other words the deep state.

      If they could only see that the people they are playing to already hate Trump and no one who pays attention to the difference in what is said by anyone and what is actually done by this president, ie accomplished, pays any heed to the over the top unhinged often insane rankings of Never Trumpers.

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