Painful Truth: Trump syndrome is setting in

It may be time to admit that I have a Trump problem.

First I tried to deny it. I don’t need to read about Donald Trump’s campaign every day. I can stop any time I want. It’s fine! I just like to keep up to date on what he’s said, six or seven times a day.

What did he do this time? Insult Mexican immigrants? Muslims? Women? Or did he expose his glaring lack of knowledge of foreign policy, nuclear arms treaties, military law, ethics, or did he call Belgium a city?

Then I tried to stop. Cold turkey. No Donald Trump news. No more visits to Politico. No more searching for #Trump on Twitter. No more flipping through the papers, looking for the fluffy orange hairdo over the beefy orange face.

Well, I wouldn’t quit. I’d cut back a bit.

Well, did I really need to cut back?

Within a couple days, I’d fallen off the wagon.

Trump syndrome is serious business.

It combines the terror of the Cold War’s nuclear standoff with the clown show at a Ringling Brothers circus.

You don’t get that heady mix of terror and absurdity anywhere else.

Donald Trump – reality show star, self-promoting casino owner, golf course developer, builder – is trying to become president of the United States, the most powerful country on the planet.

Trump forces me to re-frame everything I thought I knew about other politicians.

Former PM Stephen Harper:

Cons: Disagreed with many of his policies, kind of dull.

Pros: Smart, stable, did not build a giant wall or try to ban entire religions from entering the country, as Trump has promised for the U.S.

Richard Nixon:

Cons: Bigoted, paranoid, bombed the crap out of South East Asia.

Pros: Started EPA, opened diplomatic relations with China, did not nuke anyone because they made fun of his hair, as I worry Trump might.

Joe Clark:

Cons: Brief tenure, couldn’t forge stable government.

Pros: Did not destroy his own political party, as Trump seems hellbent on doing to the Republicans.

At least I’m not that far gone. I don’t have the worst variety of Trump syndrome.

Those who are truly far gone, those who have the most severe addiction, actually want him to win.

They want to find out what he would do in office, you see.Scary, but entertaining!

 

 

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