Trump Derangement Syndrome

Trump Derangement Syndrome is a neologism [from Greek néo (νέο), 'new' and lógos (λόγος) 'word', 'utterance'] applied by some writers and commentators to describe a type of criticism of US President Donald Trump by liberals, progressives, and Never Trump conservatives, who are said to respond to statements and political actions by Trump in a manner verging on the irrational, with little regard to his actual position or action taken.
The problem however is that Trump is probably suffering from early stages of dementia and that, coupled to his bullying nature, is leading to actions and words that are objectionary, sometimes even to his staunchest followers.

Yet, in the eyes of the objective onlooker, Trump is mentally unstable and unfit to hold such a high office.

The syndrome can be traced to Bush Derangement Syndrome, a phrase coined by Charles Krauthammer in 2003, during the presidency of George W. Bush, and defined by Krauthammer 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[1]."

Krauthammer, now a harsh critic of Trump, defined Trump Derangement Syndrome as describing a Trump-induced "general hysteria" among the chattering classes, producing an "inability to distinguish between legitimate policy differences and... signs of psychic pathology" in the President's behaviour[1].

[1] Krauthammer: You can't govern by ID: Charles Krauthammer - June 2017. See here.

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