On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump tweeted about critics suffering from his favorite fake ailment, "Trump Derangement Syndrome," when blasting him for his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia," the president tweeted. "They would rather go to war than see this."
"It’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome!" he added.
Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia. They would rather go to war than se… https://t.co/jVlP0J9l6n— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1531913279.0
As Media Matters' John Whitehouse pointed out, that very same phrase was uttered by conservative commentator Tomi Lahren earlier in the morning on Fox & Friends.
"It's complete Trump derangement syndrome," Lahren told Trump's favorite show at 6:30 Wednesday morning. "Do you want this president to wage war against Russia?"
Trump, Whitehouse added, appeared to be "just live tweeting" Fox & Friends
i'll spare everyone the full executive time summary, but yeah, trump is just live tweeting fox & friends this morning— John Whitehouse (@John Whitehouse)1531913859.0
Check out more responses below:
Trump Derangement sounds about right https://t.co/M8ujWmrefR— rabia O'chaudry (@rabia O'chaudry)1531913653.0
You are so reckless to use war terms so loosely. Grow up! No man or woman wants war! No man or woman wants their lo… https://t.co/30ebYEsUwq— Barbara Patterson (@Barbara Patterson)1531913694.0
Future generations of students in logic and rhetoric will study this quote as the Platonic ideal of the false dilem… https://t.co/TWpeAh2TRy— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson)1531915418.0
The Trump post-Helsinki apology tour sure was brief. Also, "The only alternatives are: suck up to Moscow or we go… https://t.co/pvzoKSagyB— John Schindler (@John Schindler)1531914349.0
HONEY , we don't care who you fucked in Russia !!!! We hate you and your tiny slimy world of Lies and spies and den… https://t.co/FHJOVppvVB— Andrea Wood (@Andrea Wood)1531914985.0
I'm going to choose to believe that he's just admitted he's deranged. https://t.co/xIG5QCFdwx— Jessnuts roastFlynn on an open fire (@Jessnuts roastFlynn on an open fire)1531915889.0
You should be so proud that you got along with an autocratic thug who attacked your country, represses his citizens… https://t.co/4iWFjFs01T— David Corn (@David Corn)1531914036.0
Who's arguing for war? Seriously. This straw man is all over the place. The problem is that Putin suckered GW Bush… https://t.co/jv04C3ZHRq— Jonah Goldberg (@Jonah Goldberg)1531913530.0
This is a Kremlin talking point. The alternative to submitting to Putin isn't war. The opposite is true. If you don… https://t.co/ZIZMh4VGSr— Marcel Dirsus (@Marcel Dirsus)1531915472.0
Yeah no that's it guy, you nailed it. Omg you guys, don't you just HATE it when leaders have healthy diplomatic rel… https://t.co/u3vBWNyMkp— Jame Plural (@Jame Plural)1531914002.0
False Dilemma: Trump states US either needs to be a subservient satellite to Russia or we have nuclear war. That is… https://t.co/45F2AQVaql— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1531913719.0