Yahoo News explains: What is Trump Derangement Syndrome?

Kate Murphy

It’s not a condition you’ll find in medical textbooks.

Trump Derangement Syndrome is a mock diagnosis used by President Trump’s supporters to describe individuals whose dislike of the man makes them incapable of seeing any good in his policies or decisions.

Urban Dictionary offers this definition: “Trump Derangement Syndrome (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.”

The term is even a part of Trump’s lexicon, as he tweeted about it for a third time on July 29. It came in response to a July 20 meeting with the publisher of the New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, who said he implored the president to reconsider his attacks on journalism.

Use of the term Trump Derangement Syndrome also seemed to pick up popularity in mid-July after Trump drew widespread criticism for siding with Russia over the U.S. intelligence community.

The president also offered up a prescription for TDS…

It’s not the first time a variation of the phrase has been used.

The late conservative opinion writer Charles Krauthammer coined the phrase “Bush Derangement Syndrome” in 2003, defining it as: “The acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush.”

The term surfaced again during President Obama’s tenure — this time liberal pundits used “Obama Derangement Syndrome” to describe conservatives’ adverse reactions to his policies.

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