Trump derangement syndrome

To the editor,

Given the simplistic, slogan-smitten, rhetoric-enchanted nature of today’s Republican Party, I set out to understand this thing they call “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” After observing Trump and the Republicans for more than three years, I understand exactly what has stricken them: Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Trump said the Neo-Nazis of Charlottesville were “Good people.” Republicans said, “well Nazis have gotten a bad rap.” Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Trump put children in cages. Republicans said, “It’s just like summer camp for them.” Trump Derangement Syndrome. Trump took children away from thousands of families. Republicans said, “well it wasn’t my family.” Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Trump banned an entire religious group from entering the country. Republicans said, “don’t’ worry, those people aren’t Christians.” Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Trump placed tariffs on China based on a complete misunderstanding of macroeconomics. Republicans said, “I don’t understand macroeconomics either.” Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Thousands of farmers have gone bankrupt when markets dried up due to Trump’s new taxes on consumers disguised as tariffs. Republicans said, “I’m not a farmer just as long as the price of I-phones doesn’t go up, I’m OK.” Trump Derangement Syndrome

Trump extorted a vulnerable Ukrainian president using your taxes in order to damage his political opponent. Republicans said, “well Don Jr., Eric and Ivanka aren’t profiting from their father’s position at all.” Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Trump said coronavirus is a hoax. Are Republicans going to tell the grandkids that Grandma died of a hoax? Trump Derangement Syndrome.

– Patrick Owens, Durango