People on Twitter took White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to task on Wednesday night after she tweeted about “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”
Sanders faced a fierce online backlash after she claimed the made-up condition ― conjured up by President Donald Trump and his supporters to suggest liberals will unreasonably dislike whatever he does ― was “becoming a major epidemic among Democrats.”
Trump Derangement Syndrome is becoming a major epidemic among Democrats. Instead of freaking out about the booming Trump economy why not celebrate it?
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) August 2, 2018
“Instead of freaking out about the booming Trump economy why not celebrate it?” Sanders asked.
The critical responses came thick and fast, as tweeters listed reasons why they could not and would not celebrate Trump’s presidency:
Because its not booming for anyone but the rich
— Dan Hipp (@Prof_Hipp) August 2, 2018
Celebrate what, Ma'am? The fact that almost 80% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck?
— Joe Papp (@joepabike) August 2, 2018
Trump Derangement Syndrome ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/Zz2oLPg1hg
— William "probably not but maybe is Q anon" LeGate (@williamlegate) August 2, 2018
Sarah, do your job. Stop the @POTUS' attack on the press and free speech. It's now getting to the point where it's dangerous and someone will get hurt. If you have any self respect, stop it, or resign.
— Timothy McBride (@mcbridetd) August 2, 2018
The stock market is not the economy. Wages are stagnant and the middle class is not benefitting. Please stop lying.
— Gum Stain [LTC] (@VogtsHelmet) August 2, 2018
How many asylum-seeking children are still in cages, Sarah?
— Coliseum Sewage (@ColiseumSewage) August 2, 2018
Isn't this your official government account?
— Andy Clark (@Teach_Clark) August 2, 2018
Why celebrate the hatred that this administration has fostered? Or the lies? Or the corruption? Or the separation of families? Or the attack on poor people? Or the attack on people of color? Or the attack on people period.
— Dan Fix (@fix_dan) August 2, 2018
It's an OK number, but by no means any sort of record setting.
— SweetSyrenn❄️ 🌊🌊🌊 (@SweetSyrenn) August 2, 2018
It doesn’t even rate a mention. Not everyone in this world has a short attention span. I’m aware of President Obama’s economic growth rates and trump comes in behind Bush of 08.
— William Joy (@1032jarhead) August 2, 2018
Why do you care? For all the winning you are supposedly doing you are awfully worried about approval.
— Blogger Pam (@bloggerpam1) August 2, 2018
We've been celebrating it since Obama put it in motion.
— J Hays (@haysjr9) August 2, 2018
Seriously? This is now your job as a public servant? Ridiculing the people..
— GregBIS (@gregfritsch1) August 2, 2018
Because we don’t support racists.
— Hannah Jacobs (@jacobsfam) August 2, 2018
Because most of us who aren’t multi-millionaires or billionaires aren’t benefiting from 45s tax breaks for the rich. #reality
— Kathy Fuller (@ReporterFuller) August 2, 2018
Go to bed
— paige (@paazaved) August 2, 2018
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