“I just hate him so much. It’s like living in a country ruled by literally Hitler,” she said to her psychiatrist. “I just don’t know what to do — I’d move to Canada, but who wants to go through all that effort?”
Nancy Nottingham, like millions of other Americans, suffers from a mental illness that has devastated many regions of the United States since November 8, 2016. To say that this problem has become an epidemic would be an understatement; indeed, it appears to have reached catastrophic proportions for those who have experienced this debilitating form of psychosis.
Nottingham is not schizophrenic. She is not clinically depressed. She does not have an anxiety disorder. This woman is suffering from a disease that includes elements from all three of the aforementioned ailments: Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS).
If you are reading this, it is unlikely that you are suffering from TDS, because people with the illness avoid any publications that express political opinions that are to the right of Bernie Sanders. However, you probably know more than a few people with the disease, and this article will help you identify those with TDS and provide you with crucial insights that you can use when interacting with them.
What Is Trump Derangement Syndrome?
According to Dr. Derek Von Bodenheimer, TDS is a mental illness that causes otherwise rational individuals to completely lose their minds whenever President Donald Trump speaks, tweets, or sneezes. “People who suffer from TDS lose all sense of reality when confronted with conversations about the president, or even when they meet one of his supporters,” Bodenheimer said. “Even a slight agreement with one of his policies is liable to trigger this person. They go absolutely bonkers.”
When asked if the term “bonkers” is a viable medical term, Bodenheimer said, “Yeah, sure. As soon as Trump was elected, we added it to our lexicon because we knew it was one of the most effective ways to describe the reactions of people with TDS.”
TDS manifests itself in many different ways, and there are several different symptoms of the illness. It is important that you can spot these quirks if you are going to know how to identify whether or not a loved one is experiencing this ailment.
How to Identify Trump Derangement Syndrome
People with TDS are all around you. They are sitting in the cubicle next to yours. On college campuses, they are everywhere. When you visit your local Starbucks, it is likely that the person serving your overpriced coffee is dealing with this ailment. While it may not always be easy to spot the signs, there are telltale behaviors that can provide you with clues.
People suffering from TDS will rail against the president no matter what. Delilah Janson, a civil rights activist, exemplifies this point perfectly. She slammed the president on her blog, for his harsh language towards North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “Oh my god, I can’t believe he called Kim ‘Little Rocket Man,’” she wrote. “Trump’s gonna start a nuclear war! We’re all gonna die! I’m so scared!”
She went on to state that the president should not be using such tough rhetoric against the North Korean leader. You would think that after the meeting between Trump and Kim, Janson would be relieved, given the fact that the president used glowing language to describe Kim. But remember, TDS makes people irrational. In her blog, Janson wrote, “I can’t believe Trump is actually trying to make peace with this guy! How dare he shake hands with such a monster!”
Liberty Nation asked Janson why she had a problem with Trump’s less aggressive approach when she had criticized him for being too belligerent last year. “Well, he’s just horrible. He’s a racist, a sexist, and a homophobe. I hate everything he stands for,” she said. You might be wondering how Trump’s supposed bigotry is related to his approach on North Korea, but this is related to another characteristic of those with TDS. Instead of addressing the issue, they default to slinging accusations of bigotry when they cannot reconcile their own contradictions.
Another symptom of TDS occurs when a person simply cannot accept when Trump does something that most would consider to be positive. When Trump pardoned boxer Jack Johnson and Alice Marie Johnson, news organizations — who employ the highest number of people with TDS — slammed him. Chaka Jenkins, a Black Lives Matter activist, said, “The president has some nerve. He’s just using her to score points with black folks! I would have rather he left her in jail to rot for the rest of her life!”
When asked about Trump’s plans to possibly offer clemency to thousands of inmates who may have been treated unfairly, Jenkins bristled. She said, “That just shows how racist he really is. If he cared, he’d release every single black person in prison, fire every single police officer, give us all a million dollars, buy us new cars, and pay our rent for the next twenty years! Since he’s not gonna do that, he should just keep all those people in prison!”
Last, but certainly not least, people suffering from TDSare unable to see anyone who disagrees with them as decent people. Indeed, if someone gives the slightest indication that they might agree with Trump on some issues, they will launch into a string of verbal invectives and accusations. They will scream about racism, homophobia, sexism, and Islamophobia until they are unable to breathe.
Is There A Cure?
Unfortunately, medical science has not yet found a cure for Trump Derangement Syndrome. There is no medication, therapy, or procedure that can alleviate the previously mentioned symptoms. One can only break free of TDS when they go through an awakening in which they realize that the far left media has been lying to them about Trump and conservatives. However, this is a rare occurrence. It is safe to say that Trump Derangement Syndrome will remain a mental health issue for the foreseeable future.