Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of Be the Light Daily. I’m your host Rita Phillips, and today we’re going to discuss Trump Derangement Syndrome. It is a real phenomenon, friends, and it is politically and spiritually dangerous. Okay, let’s get started.
As a former English teacher, I believe words mean something. So, although many of you might know what I mean when I refer to Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), there are several definitions floating around the Internet. Let’s check those out first before we settle on a working definition.
According to Wikipedia, TDS is “a derogatory term for criticism of, or negative reactions to President Donald Trump that are alleged to be irrational and have little regard towards Trump’s actual positions or actions taken.” If that were the end of the definition, I think most of us would agree with this. However, Wikipedia’s definition continues with this: “The term has been used by Trump supporters to discredit criticism of his actions, as a way of reframing the discussion by suggesting his opponents are incapable of accurately perceiving the world.” Well, let’s just call a spade, a spade. Leftists certainly are incapable of accurately perceiving facts about Donald Trump and his voters.
Interestingly, Fareed Zakaria, noted leftist commentator on CNN, defined TDS this way: “a hatred of President Trump so intense that it impairs people’s judgment.” I can’t believe I actually agree with something Zakaria said, but this is pretty darn close to what I believe TDS is.
Now Conrad Black, well known conservative author, writing for National Review in July of this year defined TDS as “the phenomenon of otherwise reasonable people reacting irrationally to some peculiar quality of the President, a quality especially in evidence when he is in the presence of his supporters.” Sounds about right.
Even the Urban Dictionary’s first two definitions reflect the truth about TDS. The first definition states, “a term for criticism of, or negative reactions to US President Donald Trump that are alleged to be irrational and have little regard towards Trump’s actual positions or actions taken. TDS does not allow people to see the facts clearly.” I think you might also agree with the second definition which goes like this: “a condition of severe mental illness displayed by left-leaning opponents of Donald Trump who see evil in everything he does and go out of their way to make it known by squealing loudly in places like Twitter or Facebook. On rare occasion they will commit mass shootings in a kamikaze manner with the vague hope that gun laws will be changed from their sacrifice. These lunatics will also try to dox you (which means releasing documents about you including your phone number and address) to destroy your life and professional career if you dare to support Donald Trump openly. The left unhinged is what TDS really means.” Wow! Once again I find myself in a position of agreeing with a leftist site like The Urban Dictionary.
Well, now that you’ve heard all these definitions, let’s combine Fareed Zachariah’s simple definition of TDS with part of the Urban Dictionary’s definition to create this working definition: “a hatred of President Trump so intense that it impairs people’s judgment to the point that they see everything the President does as evil that they must fight against.”
All right, as all of you know, psychiatrists and psychologists have been labeling Trump for the last three years as mentally ill, which has given some leftist politicians the ammunition they needed to suggest implementing the 25th amendment to remove the President from office. Unbelievably, none of these so-called mental health professionals has ever met with or examined the President in person. In fact, by acting unprofessionally like labeling someone mentally ill without an examination, they are making the case for Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Now, let’s check out what some psychologists are seeing in their practices since Donald Trump became President. From an LA Times article written in 2017, we meet Arlene Drake, a therapist who has practiced for 35 years. She claims she has never seen anything like what she has experienced recently in her practice. She cites patients claiming to have insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks because of President Trump. She explains that she has been trained to be neutral while dealing with patients but can no longer do that. She says, “If this were just another session, if this weren’t such a big thing, if this weren’t so evil, I wouldn’t. But I have to stand for what I stand for and that does cross over into politics.” Did you pick up on the word evil? Let’s remember our definition of TDS: “a hatred of President Trump so intense that it impairs people’s judgement to the point that they see everything the President does as evil that they must fight against.” Sounds like therapist Drake is herself suffering from TDS like her patients.
Next, we have the case of William Doherty, a professor at the University of Minnesota and a therapist in St. Paul. In 2017 he published a manifesto declaring the President to be a “unique threat to America’s mental health.” Would you believe 3,800 therapists signed it? TDS anyone?
What’s interesting about this is that psychiatrists are supposed to adhere to an ethics standard called the “Goldwater Rule.” This rule disallows psychiatrists from diagnosing public figures without an in-person evaluation. So, you might ask, why is this standard called the Goldwater Rule? It appears the left has not changed one iota for decades. Apparently, in 1964 when Barry Goldwater became the Republican nominee for the Presidential election of that year, more than 1,000 psychiatrists claimed he was unfit to be president. You see, if you’re a conservative, according to the liberal left, you are by definition mentally ill. This is just another case of liberal projection–projecting onto others their mental instability, which can be seen daily by leftists acting out.
For example, let’s consider an article in Salon magazine this year claiming that President Trump is wrecking Americans’ sex lives. Reporter Chauncey DeVega sought out Dr. Susan Block, founder and director of the Institute for Erotic Arts & Sciences, to see if his hypothesis about Trump was correct. In the article, DeVega doesn’t use the term Trump Derangement Syndrome; instead he opts for Post-Traumatic Trump Disorder. Dr. Block, however, prefers the term Post-Trump Sex Disorder.
In Dr. Block’s words, “Trump has created feelings of fear, loathing, and nausea. People just don’t want to have sex. This would mainly be seen with women who are just appalled at how creepy Trump is. He takes what is often a positive male attribute of confidence and pushes it way over the line into a rape-like and rape-entitled king of arrogance.” Wow! Unbelievable. Donald Trump has never raped anyone. There is not a single woman who has claimed that. Bill Clinton on the other hand? Let’s not forget Juanita Broaddrick and her claim that Clinton raped her in 1978 when he was the Attorney General of Arkansas. That didn’t stop leftie women from swooning over him, fantasizing about a sexual encounter with him, and voting him in as President. But, let’s get back to Dr. Brock’s assessment.
Dr. Brock alternately points out that some people, both men and women, are turned on by Donald Trump. She calls Trump a “bad boy,” and explains that some individuals are attracted to this. She even goes on to call Trump an “evil daddy.” In her words, “Of course evil can be very sexy. Evil is fascinating…Donald Trump is a cult leader, a Charlie Manson-like figure…Trump supporters want to be spanked by him.” Huh? Hey, Dr. Brock, don’t project your weird fantasies onto conservatives like us. By the way, folks, did you notice that the word “evil” has popped up again? Let’s recall our definition of TDS: “a hatred of President Trump so intense that it impairs people’s judgment to the point that they see everything the President does as evil that they must fight against.”
Lest you think that most of these mental midgets are benign and just spilling their guts to their therapists, think again. Some of these unbalanced individuals are actually completely around the bend. For instance, in Florida this past summer, a Palmetto, Florida woman stabbed herself three times in the stomach. She told the police, “I’m tired of living in Trump’s country; I’m tired of Trump being President.” Police had her transported to a local hospital under a trauma alert. In other words, she needs a psychological evaluation and involuntary institutionalization until she can get her act together. I don’t hold out much hope. Apparently, there is no cure for Trump Derangement Syndrome.
You know something that intrigues me is the fact that during eight years of Barack Obama’s Presidency we conservatives didn’t come unhinged like the left today. We didn’t exhibit insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, or fear. Nor did we cease our intimate relationships with our spouses. We didn’t like the guy’s policies, and some participated in Tea Party protests which were civil, but we didn’t engage in violence or try to silence liberals like they are so apt to do to us today. I believe this is because people on the left are guided by their emotions, while people on the right are motivated by reason and logic. Therefore, those on the left can be easily manipulated into a frenzy by liberal politicians and left wing media sites who live by Rahm Emanuel’s motto: “Never let a crisis go to waste.” I also believe most people on the right are Christians and know God has everything under control, so we don’t need to worry. Philipians reminds us, “Don’t worry about anything. But, in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a grateful heart.”
Now let’s take a look at some well known people who suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome. Soon after Donald Trump was elected President, actress Ashley Judd spoke at a women’s protest. I’m sure you’ll remember this gem.
Whew! I couldn’t even play her last remark because it was rated R. But, I think we can all agree that Ashley Judd definitely exhibits TDS.
How about comedian Kathy Griffin? Remember her? She is the woman who thought it would be funny to pose with a picture of a severed, bloody head made to look like Donald Trump. The only good thing that came of this was the near universal condemnation of the stunt. In fact, there was so much bad press for Griffin she felt compelled to apologize for her poor judgment.
Griffin is one of the rare leftists who has suffered for allowing her TDS to run amok. You see she hasn’t been able to find work since then. And, she has pulled back her apology calling what she did “art.” Not many agree with that assessment.
But, did Griffin learn a lesson? It doesn’t seem so. One year after her “art” photo, she went on a vulgar rant aimed at our First Lady, Melania. She was reacting to Melania’s tweet stating she hoped both sides of the aisle could come together to ensure that illegal immigrant children would no longer have to be separated from their parents. In her tweet, Griffin wrote, “F—you, Melania. You know d— well your husband can end this immediately…you feckless complicit piece of s—.” Griffin may very well be the poster child for TDS.
How about Madonna, folks? Do you remember her saying this at the Women’s March shortly after the President was elected?
Huh, there was a time when anyone who threatened a sitting president would be visited shortly afterwards by the Secret Service. But, it seems Obama corrupted all sections of the administrative state while he was President. You can, however, count on the fact that if you or I ever threatened Barack Obama in the same way, the Secret Service would be beating down our doors. In fact, they might even come “guns ablazing” in the dead of night or early morning hours like they did with Paul Mannafort and Roger Stone.
Then we have that malcontent from “Dumb and Dumber” fame, Jeff Daniels, who said in July of this year that the Democrat Party needs a challenger to Trump who can, in his words, “punch him in the face.” Is it just me, or have Democrats regressed to acting like schoolyard bullies?
A prime example of this regression is actor Robert Deniro. Here’s what he said in 2016:
(Folks, I apologize for the S word you heard on that clip. I try to catch all the potty words and delete them, but I didn’t catch this one.)
Of course, Deniro has given numerous speeches in more recent years bemoaning the Trump Presidency, and they are even more profanity-laced than this one. I don’t know why some actors and politicians think using the F word will really bring home their points. To me it just shows how fundamentally lacking in intellect they are.
Moving on. Let’s take a look at rocker Tommy Lee of Motley Crue. He found a post he liked on Reddit and reposted it on Twitter for all his left wing fans. Here’s what it said: “You Trumpsters better pray that liberals never gain control of the White House again because we are going to pay you back so f—ing hard for all this s—. Planned Parenthood on every d— corner. We are going to repaint Air Force One p—- (I can’t say this word, folks but it means female genitalia) hat pink and fly it over your beloved Bible Belt six days a week, tossing birth control pills, condoms, and atheist literature from the cockpit. We’re going to gather up ALL of your guns, melt them down and turn them into a gargantuan metal mountain emblazoned with the face of Hillary Clinton. Fox News will be taken over and turned into a family refugee shelter. We’re turning Sean Hannity’s office into a giant unisex bathroom with changing tables and free tampons.” Um…okay. Doesn’t this make my point about Trump Derangement Syndrome? Does this rant sound rational?
I’m just getting started folks! If you love Stephen King (and I used to) you might reconsider your allegiance to this author. This past summer the famous horror novelist told everyone how he really feels about our President. He wrote, “I think we all agree that Donald Trump is a vile, racist, and incompetent bag of guts and waters. How happy I would be to tell him ‘You’re Fired’ next November.” Who is King speaking for? Not conservatives, that’s for sure.
How many of you like singer/actress Bette Midler? I used to, but I can no longer stomach her. Here’s why. Following in Medona’s footsteps, Midler wrote on Twitter, “Maybe someone in Trump’s camp can gently give him a shiv. I mean shove.” Another celebrity calling for the assassination of our ligitimately elected President. It’s an outrage.
Now, I’m sure you’ll remember the late Peter Fonda’s tirade involving the President’s son, Barron. The actor spouted, “We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if his mother will stand up against the giant a–hole she is married to.” He also tweeted the following: “Sarah Sanders is a lying g—, too. And g— is much worse than c—. Maybe we should take her children away and deport her to Arkansas, and give her children to Stephen Goebbels Miller for safe keeping.” He continued, “Kristjen Nielsen is a lying g— that should be put in a cage and poked at by passersby. The g— should be pilloried in Lafayette Square naked and whipped by passersby while being filmed for posterity.” Fonda later apologized for his diatribe, but it probably had something to do with a film he was working on for Sony. He didn’t want the same fate to befall him that befell fellow actor Kevin Spacey, whose part in a movie was reshot with a different actor following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Folks, there’s so much more and there is never anything too low for leftists. When Ivanka Trump bought a white puppy for her daughter’s birthday and posted a picture of the canine, soap star Nancy Lee Grahn tweeted, “How darling. I see you skipped a rescue and went straight to an Aryan breeder. Does it sit and sieg heil yet?” Of course her meaning is clear and I must say so cliche. If we listen to the left, the whole Trump family must be Nazis, which is ridiculous since NAZI stands for National Socialist Workers’ Party. The only people I know who are socialists are in the Democrat party. Think Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.
Enough with the celebs. Here’s Laurence Tribe, a well known leftist lawyer tweeting his thoughts on Trump while the President considers ending birthright citizenship. “This f—ing facist wants to reverse the outcome of the Civil War, for God’s sake…If you agree, we can’t let this lunatic get away with that, SAY SO!!! If you’re silent, you’re complicit.” Reverse the outcome of the Civil War? If you say so, Larry old buddy.
Ever heard of Nicole Wallace? If you’re a conservative, probably not. She’s an author and MSNBC host. Last summer while hosting her show, she said this:
Excuse me. Exterminating Mexicans? Can you see the implication this ignorant news host is espousing? She is basically comparing Trump to Hitler or Stalin or Polpot or Mao. All evil dictators. It’s clear she has Trump Derangement Syndrome.
And, speaking of 20th century dictators, Psychiatrist Allen Francis told CNN news host Brian Stelter the following:
Did you get that folks? Trump may be responsible for many more deaths than Hitler who killed 6 million Jews, Stalin who murdered 60 million of his own people, and Mao Zedong who annihilated 42.5 million of his citizens. Allen Francis should be ashamed, but he’s not. Leftists generally aren’t. But one thing should be apparent. There really is fake news, and it’s peopled by unhinged hosts and guests alike.
A prime example of this is the Fredo of the Cuomo family, Chris Cuomo. He is a CNN host whose hatred of Trump is on obvious display everyday. In August of this year, Cuomo told his audience that in nearly three years, Trump has barely aged. He used images of Obama, Clinton, and George W. Bush to show how their hair had turned white during their tenure in the Oval Office. And that of course shows these former presidents were better at their jobs than Trump? He hypothesized the reason Trump hasn’t aged is because he just doesn’t care as much as former presidents have cared. Here he is discussing this hairbrained theory.
Got that, folks? A real president shouldn’t look as good as Trump. He or she should look haggard if they’re doing the job right. It couldn’t possibly be that Trump has never touched a drop of alcohol, nor has he ever used drugs. It couldn’t be that his family has great genes. No, Trump looks great because he doesn’t care about the country or its citizens. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
And, of course, if we’re talking about the leftist media, we can’t omit Bill Maher. Maher’s Trump Derangement Syndrome is so bad he’s rooting for a recession for the country. Here’s what he said this past summer.
So, Maher, whose estimated net worth is $100 million, wishes for a recession which hurts middle and working class Americans the hardest, just so the country can be rid of President Trump. That actually doesn’t surprise me. Nothing the left does surprises me anymore. In fact, it fits with who they are. They are elitists who don’t care a whit about the little people, and although he is a comedian, there is nothing funny about his comments.
And, if we’re talking about elitists, let’s consider former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell. When Hurricane Dorian was bearing down on Florida in August of this year, Campbell tweeted, “I’m rooting for a direct hit on Mar a Lago.” Really? Her derangement is such that she doesn’t care if people lose their homes or their lives as long as it destroys one of President Trump’s resorts. This is about as low as it gets, friends.
So, let’s get back to our definition of Trump Derangement Syndrome. We said it meant “a hatred of President Trump so intense that it impairs people’s judgment to the point that they see everything the President does as evil that they must fight against.” Well, here’s Representative Ted Lieu discussing how evil the President is because he wants Obamacare to fail.
The real irony here is Lieu claims that Donald Trump would like Obamacare to fail out of anger and spite. Of course that’s not true. The President would like Obamacare to implode because it’s not working. Insurance premiums went up drastically under Obamacare, people couldn’t keep their doctors, and deductibles were threw the roof, still are. And, in that clip it’s not Trump who sounds angry; it’s Ted Lieu. In fact, hopefully you caught what he said after the reporter asked him if he had to think about using the word evil. He said, “I did not. I was very angry when I saw Trump’s tweet because to suggest that he’s going to sabotage Obamacare and hurt tens of millions of people out of anger and spite, that is evil.” Ted, old buddy, you’re the one who sounds deranged when you use the word evil to characterize the President because you’re angry, you don’t like him, and you have a policy difference. Just sayin’.
Let’s wrap this up folks. The left exhibits Trump Derangement Syndrome everyday, from the media, to academia, to Hollywood, to leftist politicians. They are so angry that President Trump holds the highest office in the land, it has clearly made them unhinged and angry. Their go-to emotion now is hatred. They hate the President and they hate you–the 63 million people who voted for Donald Trump in 2016. That’s the bottom line.
The left created the “order” in which our country and this world should operate. They didn’t count on an outsider like Trump dismantling everything they’ve spent decades devising. I’ve heard Rush Limbaugh often comment that the President has unmasked the likes of the deep state establishment, the military industrial complex, Hollywood, Democrats, the news media, and academia. He has indeed, but they’ve actually unmasked themselves through their hatred. They hate red states, they hate rural folks, they hate anybody who doesn’t have a college degree, they hate conservatives, and they hate Christians. We’ve always suspected this, but now it’s on full display, so great is their hatred of Trump and his voters that they can’t help but show their true colors.
How long can the left sustain these negative feelings of hatred and anger? They’ve managed to for nearly three years. Here’s what the Bible has to say about this. Proverbs reminds us that “Anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.” Amen!
No matter what the left says about Donald Trump being evil, it is they who are practicing evil. The left has tried to undermine the President through lies, innuendo, slander, and bearing false witness against him out of their hatred of him. They have also been scheming to remove him from office since the beginning of his tenure. They should heed the warning in Psalm 37 which says, “For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.”
I truly believe God has allowed Donald Trump to ascend to the Presidency and is using him to show the extraordinary corruption in our institutions. It doesn’t make Trump an angel or perfect. But, let’s remember God places leaders in their positions or allows it to accomplish his purposes. When Nebuchadnezzer had a troubling dream, he called for Daniel to interpret it. Daniel told the King that God gave him this vision “in order that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, gives it to whomever He will, and sets over it the lowest of men.” Daniel 4:17.
I’m confident God has set Donald Trump in the presidency for this particular time, and anyone trying to unseat the President in an unlawful and unseemly way will be confounded. That’s why the Russian collusion hoax boomeranged back on the left. The Mueller Report found no wrongdoing by the President. That’s why the President’s pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, is now sitting on the highest court in the land despite the horrendous lies told by female leftist hacks and their Democrat handlers sitting in Congress. And, that’s why this current effort to unseat our duly elected, sitting President based on a phone call to the Ukrainian President will fail miserably. When a corrupt, lying politician like Adam Schiff is in charge of this kangaroo court, the outcome will inevitably be positive for the President.
Let’s end with prayer. Heavenly Father, I thank you for all the blessings you’ve bestowed on this country, and I praise you for your everlasting love and mercy for all of us who are sinners. I know you are in charge and you see the duplicitous behavior and schemes the left has been using against Donald Trump since he became the 45th President of the United States. I ask you to strengthen the President against these numerous attacks. Keep him strong and help him to continue to Keep America Great and withstand the evil spewing forth from unhinged leftists. Lord, help those on the left to see the errors of their ways. Open their eyes to their pride and elitist attitudes. Humble them Oh Lord. And finally, let’s remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.” As we go forth, let’s treat the leftists in our lives with love and try to be the light daily for them so they can eventually find their way to Jesus. We ask these things in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.