Alright, time to come clean. I never actually believed in Trump Derangement Syndrome.
There is no question that disdain for the former president led to hypocritical, hostile and outright self-destructive opposition behavior throughout his Oval Office tenure. That much was abundantly clear. But the phrase always seemed a silly designation for an all-too-common political phenomenon.
The opposition is always hostile and hard-pressed to find fault across the aisle. There was nothing particularly new there. At least, that was the idea at the outset of the Trump administration — long before bitter, begrimed Supreme Court confirmations and back-to-back impeachments began to reveal a bold new strain of the same old sickness spreading through the American political sphere.
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It was not until last week, however, that five years of American immune research came back patently positive. Trump Derangement Syndrome was real.
In fact, the infection had reached pandemic levels and symptomatic spread