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Trump Derangement Syndrome is Quite Real

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27.08.2021

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had an email debate with a Biden supporter who objected to one of my articles on American Thinker. We’ll call him Lloyd. It’s proven to be a fascinating window into the thinking of those who supported Biden in the last election.

I always thought “Trump Derangement Syndrome” (TDS) was a funny way to describe the enthusiasm with which the left detests Donald Trump. However, after my interaction with Lloyd, I get it now. TDS is a real malady -- created by the gaslighting and propaganda of the left. Those suffering from it don’t just hate Donald Trump, they’ve fabricated an irrational worldview to justify that hatred. It is truly deranged. To move forward as a nation, we need to understand it, and develop strategies to deprogram those afflicted with it.

I’ll start with the text of my correspondence with Lloyd, and then we’ll unpack it.

Me: I’m optimistic that the majority of Americans do not support tyranny and will resist the changes that the left is attempting to impose on us.

Lloyd: Sorry John...if you believed that you would never have voted for a guy who called himself the King of The Jews, encouraged his supporters to attack congresspeople, nor you know joked about staying for 12 years. That seems more like tyranny to me. You can hate Biden all you want...if he loses, he won't pull that crap Trump did and you also know that if Biden stays for 8 years, he won't overturn the constitution to get 12. What you really hate is that you're in the minority and you'll never get your way again and will use tyranny to achieve your ends.

Me: You are misinformed. Trump never told his supporters to attack congresspeople. He told them to peacefully protest. Also, you must have........

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