• NOS4A2
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    There are certainly some inappropriate reactions to Trump, and I don't rationalize or excuse them. However there's a lot of appropriate, negative reactions. The "mass hysteria" charge, and the term "Trump derangement syndrome" are used to conflate, and therefore dismiss, all negative reactions to his craziness. I'd love to see Trump supporters who could be discerning of his comments, rather than the knee-jerk rationalization of everything he says or tweets.

    It’s not so much rationalizing what he said as it is opposition to the word-policing, snobbery, fear and gossip mongering.

    As an example, once he called some countries “sh-thole” countries in a private meeting. One little tattle-tale ran to the press and ratted him out. The comments—but actually the fevered reporting on the topic—resulted in a so-called “global outcry”, exceeding the collective outrage over any war, atrocity or injustice occurring around around that same time.
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