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.
Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia. They would rather go to war than see this. It’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome!
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.
So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki. Putin and I discussed many important subjects at our earlier meeting. We got along well which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match. Big results will come!
While the NATO meeting in Brussels was an acknowledged triumph, with billions of dollars more being put up by member countries at a faster pace, the meeting with Russia may prove to be, in the long run, an even greater success. Many positive things will come out of that meeting..
....Russia has agreed to help with North Korea, where relationships with us are very good and the process is moving along. There is no rush, the sanctions remain! Big benefits and exciting future for North Korea at end of process!
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.
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.