What Is Trump Derangement Syndrome

Op-Ed by thisdonald and his alter ego, The Bard Of The Woods; authors, editors

Note: As part of an exclusive chat group consisting of fellow Patriots, with whom we share a hometown, high school, and (in some cases) college education, a particular member, Dr. Thomas Guthrie, proposed we collaborate with him. The objective is (to begin) provide a definition of "Trump Derangement Syndrome" (TDS) and proceed to refute the allegations of Donald J Trump's detractors. We accepted this offer, and the following is our response to the first task.

What is "Trump Derangement Syndrome" (TDS)?
Answer: While not (according to Google) accepted by the medical community as a medical or psychological disorder, colloquially, it is understood to be an irrational fear of and dislike triggered by, and for, former president Donald J Trump (DJT). Each to the point of impairing the afflicted with an inability to appreciate the great intentions and achievements of said stimulus.

Synonyms for Trump Derangement Syndrome – 
Trump Derailment Scheme
I'm An Idiot, You're Not Syndrome
Insecure, It's All About Me Syndrome
Tiny Dick Syndrome  

We begin by breaking it down in reverse order. First of all, what is a Syndrome? 
A syndrome is a set of conditions that occur together and suggests the presence of a specific disease.

What is the definition of derangement?
Derangement is the state of being mentally ill and unable to think or act rationally or in a controlled way.

Lastly, who—or what—is Trump? 
Astute minds realize (when associated with the last two words of what amounts to a label but what, in fact, is a diagnosis) it is in specific reference to Donald J Trump (DJT), a billionaire real estate tycoon and 45th president of the United States. A man who, according to him, and agreed upon by his fervent supporters, had no other reason to run for and become the President of the United States than his love of this country and his desire to restore and preserve the foundation upon which it was built. The elements of that foundation are:

Individual freedom.
The individual's right to self-determination.
The individual's rights as conveyed in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. 

The first and foremost of these include:
The right to speech.
The freedom of the press.
The right to choose one's own religion.
The right to peaceably assemble.
The second of the specific rights is the right to bear arms, which it is affirmed the right shall not be infringed. 

The authors believe that Trump's desire to protect those rights was his foremost objective. It was his to the exclusion of self-enrichment, which would have been entirely unnecessary as he was already monetarily wealthier than any president has ever become by taking advantage of the privileges of office. As did, let's say … Barak Obama. Further evidenced by the fact that DJT donated his entire presidential salary back to the United States Treasury during his time in office as the 45th President of the United States. Trump made this pledge during his presidential campaign in 2016 and followed through on it by donating his salary every quarter during his term in office. While the presidential salary is $400,000 per year, Trump chose to donate the money quarterly, which meant that he donated a total of $1.6 million to the Treasury during his time in office.

This being the case (and monetary concerns eliminated as his motivation for becoming President) lends credence to his "love of country" explanation. Likewise, a lust for power is not a factor, as he is a major proponent of small government. And all his actions and policies while in office seem selfless and reflect such. Contrast this to his predecessor and the current occupant of the office, who came into politics with nothing and—in the case of the first—left with millions of dollars—and the second—who is undoubtedly still enriching himself and his family through the office. All while purposefully growing government and maximizing its "largesse," which Trump fought to eliminate or minimize. 

Ultimately, Donald J Trump's presidential legacy (if complete) should be the policies he implemented while in office. This because they resulted in making the United States energy independent; increasing the wealth of all races and families by creating an economy conducive to rising wages while driving down the cost of goods and services; dramatically reducing unemployment for the same; growing the Gross Domestic Product; ending the war in Afghanistan; and creating fear of the power of the United States military among our enemies and respect for it on the part of the world. The greatest thing he did was restore pride in our country on the part of those who share his love for it. This was a reality evidenced by the hundreds of thousands of cheering Patriots (the author among them) that attended (and still attend) the rallies he holds for them. The current President, Joe Biden, has undone or is in the process of undoing all this. A man who, along with his administration, appears to be intentionally—no—is deliberately degrading America to the point of no longer being the preeminent superpower and "shining beacon on the hill" for individual freedom. A man who campaigned from his basement and supposedly garnered more votes than Obama, whose popularity author's) was tremendous and unprecedented among Democrats, Republicans, and Independent's. (Present company excluded.)

Therefore, it is also the opinion of the authors that because DJT's policies were so good for this nation, anyone who despises, fears, or disrespects him either despises the United States of America and "the principals for which it stands" or has manifested, and presents, the characteristics of derangement. Derangement—to review—"a state of being mentally ill and unable to think or act rationally or in a controlled way." Relative to the term itself, the source of said derangement is President Donald J Trump. 
To put it in the author's own words, anyone suffering from TDS is an insecure individual who puts his or herself above country and the welfare of their fellow Americans and makes decisions based on their emotions rather than objectivity and pragmatism. 

In summation, we submit that contrary to Google's assertion that TDS is not a diagnosis acknowledged or accepted by the medical community—it should be. For anyone who deludes themselves to their detriment requires medical and psychological intervention. 

-thisdonald collaborating with The Bard


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A Memorial Day “Trilogy and Tribute” To All Those Who Served and Protect This Great Nation ― by thisdonald and The Bard




I am and have been on watch twelve score and two years

Only my uniform has changed

I am the one who twice saved the world

I halt quests to exchange your freedom for oppression, the color of your skin for theirs –

Your religion for their own

I keep my promises and my pledges … to allies, comrades, and detractors

The only freedoms you have are the ones for which I fought – Not your lawyer, politician or policeman – whose job is only to enforce what I provide

My shift does not end

I protect those too young to fight; too old to fight; too weak to fight and too afraid to fight

I fight for right of those who choose not to fight

I fight for those who love me, those who respect me, those who honor me, those who disparage me and those who pretend to have no need of me

I keep you safe to vote, to speak, to have, to own, to love who you wish and to rise above your beginnings

I allow you and the child you tuck in bed at night to sleep and dream free of the real horrors of the world from which I protect you

I give my blood and take that of your enemies so that your hands remain clean

My duty is to see the wolf at the door shall not abrogate the security you embrace

I am your sheepdog

I am an American Soldier





The eight-year-old grasped the old man’s hand as they walked among the rows of headstones white as the cherry blossoms and clouds in the blue sky above.  As they entered Section 12 the man’s grip grew tighter. Counting each site, beneath which lay a veteran, the boy called them out by number … 1444, 1445, 1446 . . . “Ira E. Levin, Tech 5 Infantry!” the boy read as they came upon stone 1447. They turned to face the stone. “Date of Death June 24th, 1944.” That’s your brother, grandpa!” The man said nothing but let out a long and halted sigh.

“He was only 21 years old”, said the boy. He was quick at math.

“Yes. 21 years old,” the man answered.

“I wish I’d known Uncle Ira. I wish he’d gone to Yankees games with us. It’s not fair. He shouldn’t have died, grandpa. War is stupid!”

“How many veterans do you think are buried here at Arlington, David?”

“I don’t know, grandpa” he answered as he pulled the map from the back pocket of his trousers.

“Over two hundred fifty thousand.”

“That’s so many!”

“How many of our kind were murdered in concentration camps before your uncle helped stop Hitler?”

“I don’t know, grandpa. How many?”

“6 million.”

The boy looked up and gazed upon the rows and rows of graves.

After long seconds of silence, he said, “There’s no room for them here. Can we say a prayer for Uncle Ira, grandpa?”

“Let’s say a prayer for him and all who died for us, David.”




(In what may have been the last words of many a Vietnam vet who never came home. This is a brief tribute to all who served.)

By Don Kenton Henry

“I lie here staring up at a sky so blue it could crack. It is a hot August afternoon in the summer of ’69.  I think how, such a short time ago, this was just a movie that hadn’t come to the Roxy yet or . . .  another book I’d never get around to reading. My only ambition in life was living. It was all I had time for . . . and forever was all the time I had. Now―lying here in the middle of a Southeast Asian rice paddy―time . . . like my blood . . . is running out.”




BREAKING NEWS: My travel gnome confirms, “Haiti and Angola are shitholes!”

Do you describe places like Haiti and Angola as “garden spots to visit” on your bucket list? If so, you’re not my travel agent. Once again Trump speaks the truth and the Democrats feign outrage. They consider


his comments an insult to their constituents and their (voter) registration of potential immigrant dependents. Why would we want these immigrants when we have American born veterans and children in need? The Democrat party is threatened by selfsufficient achievers. Its survival is dependent on a permanent underclass.


Op-Ed by Don Kenton Henry

I am not going to give the Left the satisfaction of beginning this with the standard disclosure that I condemn the KKK, Neo-Nazis, or any white hate group. I am not in the habit of stating the obvious, and that includes what is obvious, about me, to those who know me. Nor do I seek to pacify the opposition as they fail to condemn prejudice, hate, or racism on their part. I am not going to give them the satisfaction of kissing their ass in an attempt to cover my own. President Trump broke from his standard policy of never apologizing and thereby appeasing, the Left, on Monday. He did so when he clarified his stance on white hate groups, even though no such clarification was necessary. (And where did it get him? The media just came back and said, “Oh, he’s only specifically identifying the white hate groups now because we shamed him into it!”) But what is it about Trump’s original use of the word “all” (as in, “I condemn all hate groups!”) that the media, left, and now, the RINOs, do not understand? Is it necessary I define “all” as meaning―all encompassing? Necessary or not, I guess I just did. Only because you liberals are such retards. Excuse me … only because you’re so intellectually challenged.

What strikes, and angers, me most about this tsunami of hate and condemnation of Trump, whites, and the right (which, in fact, consists of all races, genders, self-proclaimed non-genders, and sexual preferences) is the irony. Because the left is so challenged when it comes to honest introspection and admissions, I am, once again, compelled to identify and describe such. Herein, I do just that.

We are all products of the world we are born into and raised. Washington, Jefferson and the founding fathers were products of Colonial America. I am a baby-boomer whose formative years were the mid-nineteen-fifties into the seventies. As a group, we were the product of doting post World War II and Korean War veterans and their spouses who wanted to give us all they had been denied or lost during a major depression, as their parents, our grandparents, wanted to do for them. That generation doted on us also. The generations which preceded mine held certain prejudices which had been instilled in them by the one previous to their own. This was only to be expected. If you want me to say that’s not right to make you feel better, you can, again, kiss my ass. That’s just the way it was.

But credit must never be taken from the Founding Fathers for the greatest thing they did for this country (along with freeing it from oppressive rule). They declared the greatest of things for the individual in their demand for independence. And―this they did―in spite of their contradictions in behavior and personal policy as demonstrated through the ownership of slaves and denial of rights to women. This greatest thing was allowing that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, inclusive of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. (There is the use again of what the media and Left believes is the apparently vague word “all”.) But it was good, and clear, enough that it served as an affirmation later codified into law with the creation of our Constitution and its subsequent Amendments. And only because of such, were the men and women of all races ultimately given equal status. A status for which―in countries deprived of such a Constitution―no such guarantees exists. In fact, the systemic discrimination, which is now a by-gone feature in America, still persists in many parts of the world. And, in some places, to a far greater degree than ever did here. But to hear the left tell it, America is the epicenter of all evil. However, in America and, to my knowledge, all countries in Western Civilization, each successive generation has become less prejudiced, and more excepting of differences, racial and otherwise.


Though exposed to the prejudices of our parents and grandparents, my generation witnessed the struggle of the Civil Rights Era and we listened. We took mental notes. We learned. And we grew as people. We grew into bigger, more accepting and, in that way, better people. And we tried to raise our children as such. This being so, our children should be less prejudiced and more accepting than us. And therein lies the irony. While, in many ways, they are more accepting and less prejudiced, the reality is that many of their generation are guilty of the same prejudice against, and hatred for whites. Yes. They’re guilty of racism. And what is their excuse? They rationalize their own bigotry by attributing what they see as the flaws of some whites (and to an extent Asians and anyone more successful than themselves) to all whites. Even successful members of the black race are demonized for being “too white” or “Uncle Toms”. The truth is, thousands upon thousands of white people died to see that blacks were granted freedom. And the victories of the Civil Rights Era never would have been achieved if white members of Congress had not fought for and championed them.

Dr. Martin Luther King prayed for the day we would all be judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin. But everywhere I look in the media and public policy, we are judged by the color of our skin. For over half a century now, every advantage that can be granted an individual has been given to minorities to the exclusion of whites. They are given job and school admissions preference, and preference in financial matters. And, while taking full advantage of this favoritism, they still claim discrimination and blame anything they lack on whites. Fifty years of leveraged advantages and still they claim any underperformance on their part is due to white, and systemic discrimination. Where? I would like to know where is the evidence this systemic discrimination still exists. Fifty years later and they still do not realize that the Democrat Party (which was the party of the KKK) has snookered them in, and strictly for their own selfish purposes. Specifically, for the perpetuation of their political careers and self-aggrandizement.

The abolition of slavery would not have occurred if not for whites. America abolished slavery decades before Australia. And slavery continues in many parts of the world today―including Africa―where blacks still take blacks as slaves. The passage of the Civil Rights Act would not have occurred if not for Republican support. The reality is, the Democrat Party dumbs down blacks. How would you like to be told you need a leveraged advantage to compete on a level playing field because you’re just not good enough on your own? And if granted such advantage, would you work harder or unashamedly take it and coast on to mediocrity? True improvement and evolution begin in the family. And whites today cannot be blamed for what does or does not take place in the African American family.

White Colonial America’s prejudice is most easily understood. It was the way of the entire world. The prejudice of my grandparent’s generation, a little less so. And the prejudice of my parent’s, and my own, even less. But what about the Millennials and my daughter’s generation? They have been fed with an even bigger silver spoon than I and yet they are seemingly incognizant of the fact they demonize one race and generalize by attributing the racism of a minority of hold over miscreants to the entire white race. And all it takes for a white to be guilty of racism is . . . To deny one’s own guilt. This is the irony of the so called “progress” my generation thought we had made. Black Lives Matter and these younger generations are guilty of the same sins our white forefathers committed. And what is their excuse? As I recall, we were ALL getting along before Barack Obama came along and re-manufactured racism and encouraged EVERYONE to identify as victims.

The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend was both tragic and predictable. It was tragic not because a young woman was murdered. Though terrible, that was a result of the real tragedy. The real tragedy was it was allowed to happen in the first place. Again, I am not going to appease the left by belaboring condemnation of what so obviously warrants condemnation―specifically the KKK, Neo-Nazi’s, and White Supremacists. Rather, I am going to stand with Trump and say, “racism of any kind, by any party, should not be tolerated”. And violence, hatred, and racism were exhibited by many factions, including Black Lives Matter (BLM) in Charlottesville.

Only one group was granted a permit to protest in Charlottesville. That was the group protesting the intended to plan to take down a statue of Robert E. Lee. The greatest amendment to the Constitution is the first, which grants freedom of speech. Without it, no progress or social evolution would be possible. Yet, that is the very freedom which the Left and BLM showed up to prohibit. We don’t have to agree with what any group has to say. You don’t have to agree with me and I don’t have to agree with you. But the law of the land says we have to agree to allow the other to speak. And so, the irony continues. BLM and the Left want to prohibit the speech of others, which differs from their own. And they want to deny the same rights to which they were denied in all their years of actual discrimination against them. And last weekend, they dispensed violence and vitriol which mirrored that which previous generations of blacks―not their own―suffered. And they showed up with no permit of their own to protest and but only to further their agenda. They could have peacefully protested the actual racism of the White Nationalists. But was that their agenda? And the question which really begs an answer is, why did the authorities stand down and allow the predictable violence to occur? Who ordered the stand down? Who can, and did, get them to stand down and what was THEIR agenda? Racism against blacks reached a boiling point in the sixties. And this racism against whites will not be tolerated forever either. Is this the agenda of the left? Do they want this to reach a boiling point also? Because, if left unabated . . . it will.

I proffer, someone on the left, either at some level within the Virginia government or influencing someone in government, dictated the stand down. And they did so knowing the violence would escalate and they would blame it all on Trump. Simply look at the way this is playing out in the media and political arena. This whole debacle is a charade masquerading as another justification for an indictment and the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The murder of Heather Hayer was preventable but orchestrated by the left and those in power. Her life is relegated to the pages of martyrdom for the sake of an ignoble cause disguised as a noble one.

There is only problem with the left’s plan to take down Trump. There are 63 million of us who voted for him. And we see through the hypocrisy of the Left, the Democrats, and the RINOs. The latter for whom we voted for lack of an alternative. Be certain we will continue to support Trump in his effort to clean up Washington and this detestable status quo. We will support his reelection and, where there is a satisfactory alternative to the RINOs, we will vote the RINO out of office. Election of Democrats is not even a remote option when it comes to a satisfactory alternative. ―thisdonald.com


She’s Been Mistreated Not Defeated

By Don Kenton Henry

The Lady’s served her children well
She’s known joy and she’s known hell
She’s lost more than just one son and daughter too
She’s been through tragedy and triumph
Ever watchful and reliant
And she does it all for me and you
A shining beacon cross the seas, leading those yearning to be free
With hopes of dignity and safety; a chance to make a better life
Where a person is judged by deed – not their color or their creed
To pursue happiness and liberty without strife
But it’s easy to throw stones, cast bullets, and throw bombs
At one who helps those who might be different
And none are quite so vulnerable as those who stand tall above the crowd, shouting liberty out loud
And dare give everyone a place at a table set for all
See Freedom cannot be when it’s meant for just you and me
It has to be for brothers and sisters weak and small – as well as strong and able
Let our differences not be a threat                                                                                                 To keep us all together as a whole is this lady’s test
So step forward, help her hold that torch, feed her heart, water her soul
But please bring something to her table; give whatever you are able
Let her know that you are grateful to live the life you choose
And realize the tide of freedom ebbs if that arm drops by her side
And all you take for granted . . . we will lose
Take a stand – don’t bite the hand that feeds you
Don’t let us lose the right to speak, protect our families, take a knee or choose our leaders
It’s been a glorious ride though, of late, she’s been mistreated
But she can only be defeated from within
And you cannot keep her by replacing things which made her great
With things which caused the death of many  and the fortunate escaped
Cast your lot with Lady Liberty, ring her bell, water her tree
Lock hands and stand with me, keep her safe as she has we
Stand with my Lady Liberty

Thisdonald … Proud American Patriot

Backlash Against The Democrats Will Be A Tsunami

Each spurious allegation by the Democrats and RINOS against Trump is seen by middle America as the subversion for which it is. Each obstructionist move on their part alienates them further from those of us in the fly-over-states who elected him in the first place. I was correct when I predicted in August of 2015 that Trump would win the election because he had become the flag-bearer for the long neglected working American and small businessperson. And I am right when I make this prediction: “The Democrats are relegating themselves to the pages of American political history and―as long as they continue down this path and there is an electoral college―they will never hold the White House again.”

Every wrong they claim Trump has committed, Hillary and Obama committed with impunity. In spades. And, as well documented as their transgressions were, these were either dismissed or ignored altogether by their colleagues, the RINOS, and the media. Do not think the rest of us do not see what is transpiring before our eyes. Do not think we are dissuaded from our support for Trump. Rather―in our growing anger and resentment―we are further committed to him and his efforts to clean up the very Washington that is trying desperately trying to neuter and, ultimately, remove him. Do the Democrats really think we have regrets and see Hillary Clinton as having been the preferable choice? Do they really believe we will become endeared to a party capable of such subterfuge? The polls which predict Trump’s falling favor among the public are the same polls which predicted his loss in the November election. With each “Breaking News” announcement of the latest claim against Trump, the Democrats, RINOS, and media drive another nail in their coffin. The backlash against them in future elections will be a tsunami of biblical proportions.  Mark my word. ― #thisdonald.com


Democrats Never Did You Any Favors


Look in the mirror Democrat Party. You are not entitled to your self-righteous hubris. Since the Johnson administration, you have used the Civil Rights Act to lure and keep blacks in your basement, providing just enough entitlements to keep them dependent, calling them up when it’s time to vote. They never leave the basement, except for this, but remain your unwitting pawns in their day to day existence. Case in point: Why is black unemployment so high? Because you Democrats would rather increase your voting base by enabling low-skilled illegal immigrants to come to our country, under bid unskilled black labor and take the jobs black youth and men could have. All while you perpetuate your political careers on the black vote and broaden the divide between the races and genders with your false narrative and phony claims of racism, sexism, and xenophobia on the part of Republicans and conservatives. Now is the time to dig deep to find your conscience and vote it! Vote to stop cronyism and corruption as usual in Washington. Vote to stop Hillary! Vote for the people. ALL The People! Vote Trump on Tuesday! I’m thisdonald and I approve this message.



Negative Fallout From Trump’s Debate Performance Is Largely Dispelled


―op ed by thisdonald

I have had almost 24 hours to process the debate between Donald J. Trump and Hillary Rodham Clinton at Hofstra University last evening. It was the first of three scheduled debates. I pride myself in predicting the way these things go down and I must admit, it did not quite evolve the way I envisioned. I winced each time Trump missed an opportunity to call Hillary out on her numerous failures. I sighed when he failed to confront her with more empirical evidence on the deplorable (there’s a word she understands) state of the economy. And I cried foul when Lester Holt got away with disseminating erroneous facts to supplant the actual ones presented by Trump. The debate ended and left me disappointed and depressed that Trump had not caused her to combust and dissipate into the atmosphere as one more carbon emission from the compost heap that is the Washington establishment.

Then I awakened today and had my coffee and began to put things in perspective. When not working at my business, I listened to the talk show hosts analyze the debate performance from both sides of the aisle. More importantly, I listened to the average American call in and express his or her opinion of the debate. Almost without exception, all who had been a Trump supporter before the debate were not the least deterred in their intent to vote for him. All acknowledged his may not have been a performance one would have anticipated had Trump been a career politician. And most certainly, it was not worthy of a debate or moot court champion. But it was a brave and worthy challenge to an arrogant, elitist politician who represents all that is wrong in Washington. He did call her for what she is ― a person who cannot count one tremendous accomplishment to her credit after 30 years in politics. And all agreed, he accomplished his main objective, which was to show he could maintain poise in the face of confrontation and project a presidential demeanor. Too much so, for my taste but, then again, I have a reputation for being overly aggressive in an argument. I can afford to be. I’m not running for office.

Yes, all in all, it was much more lackluster than I think anyone imagined it would be. But the good news for Trump supporters is that Hillary came off as the automaton mouthpiece spewing the same old rhetoric we hear from democrats when they run for office contrasted against Trump who came across as the fellow you work with who has your back. And that’s what people want. That’s what will get Trump elected. The big cities, especially on both coasts, are full of people who identify with gentrified elitists. But middle America―the people of the fly-over states―share a common sense that sees right through the distain those in government have for those of us Hillary describes as “deplorables”. I believe Trump will continue to climb in the polls right up to election day. Hillary offers us a chance to choose our poison: “Terrorism Or Obamacare”. Get a blender and throw in the effect of skyrocketing health insurance premiums and the loss of health care providers (about to be announced in the Obamacare market just before the election) then add another terrorist attack or two from some religious fanatic Hillary wants to let in and give the vote to―and you have a recipe for Trump to win going away.

There are two more debates to come. Be certain Trump will be on the attack the next time. He’s not going to treat her with kid gloves the way Romney treated Obama in their third debate in 2012. I predict he will go on the offense and it will be she who is on the defense. But Trump’s winning or losing last night’s, or the next two debates for that matter―and it won’t change the outcome. Americans want real change in Washington and Hillary simply offers more of the same failed policies. Come November 8th, the silent majority, and an army of deplorables, are going show up at the polls and dethrone the beltway aristocracy. Mark my word.





November 8th . . . A Day of Reckoning

I am a true conservative. As such, many ask me how I can vote for Donald J. Trump, as I will November the 8th. To me, it’s quite simple. Fellow patriots and I share a love of freedom and a desire to protect our nation’s constitution. I and, I presume, most reading this, realize these things are mutually inclusive and inextricably bound. The Republican Elite and, those who say they will never vote for Trump because he does not conform to the old, “Let’s go along, to get along,” way of doing business in Washington, will fall on the sword of their own hubris.

Permit me to provide you with a crude analogy: If the Mitt Romney or―to my great disappointment―my original choice for president, Ted Cruz, and I were both veterinarians tending to a distressed mare in labor, he would let both die because they couldn’t save them both. I, on the other hand, would let the mare die―if necessary―to save the foul. They would have sacrificed both the present and the future. I would have reluctantly sacrificed the present to preserve the future.