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President identifies ‘Trump derangement syndrome’ in series of wild tweets

THE President has named a syndrome after himself following the Putin criticism — apparently without realizing the obvious irony.

DONALD Trump fired off a series of wild tweets in a desperate attempt to defend himself from fierce criticism by the media and members of his own party over his behaviour with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

The US President even went so far as to name a syndrome after himself, apparently without realising the obvious irony.

The renowned “stable genius” said people’s attacks on him should be named “Trump Derangement Syndrome”, since they would clearly rather go to war than see him get on with Mr Putin.
 

He accused people of simply hating the fact he was on friendly terms with Mr Putin at their summit in Finland on Monday, when he sensationally said he trusted Mr Putin over his own intelligence agencies.

After Mr Trump executed a stunning backflip 24 hours later, claiming he had simply misspoken and said the wrong word, his excuse was mocked as ridiculous.

So the President resorted to his favourite medium — Twitter — posting a barrage of tweets about his excellent results on the economy, job creation and trade deals.

He said “people at the higher ends of intelligence loved” his press conference with Mr Putin.
 

 
 
 

The problems for Mr Trump began in Finland’s capital when he showed deference to a man who has been repeatedly accused of war crimes, corruption and brutality.

Mr Trump told the world Mr Putin had been “strong and powerful in his denials” of Russian interference on the 2016 US elections, and insisted: “All I can do is ask the question.”

The President also dramatically failed to hold Russia to account for its annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the Novichok nerve agent attack in the UK.

His behaviour sparked an uproar, with senior Republicans, members of the intelligence community and even Barack Obama declaring themselves appalled by his performance.

Donald Trump says his critics are suffering from ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’. Picture: AFP Photo / Nicholas Kamm
Donald Trump says his critics are suffering from ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’. Picture: AFP Photo / Nicholas KammSource:AFP
 
The President’s fawning attitude to Vladimir Putin at their Finland summit has provoked nationwide anger and disgust. Picture: AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File
The President’s fawning attitude to Vladimir Putin at their Finland summit has provoked nationwide anger and disgust. Picture: AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FileSource:AP
 

The President first responded by slamming the “Fake News Media” and tried to turn the attention back to the economy and the money “he raised” at the NATO meeting, where his attitude to overseas allies was also blasted.

Mr Trump then went into damage control mode and, a full 24 hours after his press conference with Mr Putin, tried to explain away his actions by claiming he had said one word wrong.

“In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t’,” he explained.

He said the sentence should have been, “I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia,” rather than, “I don’t see any reason why it would be Russia.”

It was a stunning backflip that has only made the public outpouring anger even worse.

But Mr Trump is known for weathering a storm, and even Trump Derangement Syndrome may not be able to bring him down.

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