Steyn, Concha Mock Loony Newsweek, New Yorker Pieces as Cases of ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

On Tuesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, fill-in host Mark Steyn and The Hill’s Joe Concha enjoyed themselves at the expense of the latest liberal media diatribes, showcasing new cases of the incurably stupid Trump Derangement Syndrome involving everything from the death of Charles Manson to the attack on Republican Senator Rand Paul (Ky.).

“Charles Manson is dead, but Newsweek has found a sinister new cult leader to replace him. President Donald Trump. What’s the reasoning? According to Newsweek, Trump and Manson both use, quote, ‘emotional language’ to establish a bond with followers. You know how it is, one day, you’re giving a speech on immigration and the next day, everybody’s writing helter-skelter on the wall and blood. It’s a simple two-step process,” the hilarious Steyn began.

 

 

Concha astutely pointed out a rather significant problem with Newsweek’s claim, which was that “if you read the story, the author, at least, the psychoanalyst that they speak to, concedes that he has no idea what Manson actually said to attract his followers” so, therefore, “[h]e just made assumptions that he knew and then made the connections.”

He tapped into the real source of this lunacy, which was “TDS, which is Trump Derangement Syndrome” that repeatedly pops up in the liberal media.

“So, there clearly there is no antidote, but I guess there is thinking, you know, Mussolini and Stalin just doesn’t have that oomph anymore as far as analogies and Hitler hit our 100,000 quotas as far as comparing Trump to Hitler. So, let’s go somebody who is breathing within the last 72 hours I think we relate too in Charles Manson,” Concha added

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The duo also noted how this also described The New Yorker’s rationale for the attack on Sen. Paul, which was “the sinister banality of American life” under Trump. Of course, that’s not the reason for the attack, as the two explained:

CONCHA: Now, if you read about this story, Rand Paul was attacked by a neighbor and reportedly for nonpolitical reasons.

STEYN: Yeah. Lawn clipping supposedly, something like that.

CONCHA: Supposedly, right and a sitting senator is attacked at his home and gets a couple of ribs broken.

STEYN: Right.

CONCHA: And again it’s the anger that’s emanating from Donald Trump that actually possessed this person to do that.

STEYN: It’s not just anger though, it’s banal anger.

CONCHA: Right. That’s the trick.

The third case came from a German professor arguing that it’s unfortunate Trump hasn’t gone all-in to thwart climate change since, according to University of Freiburg’s Rüdiger Glaser, Trump’s ancestors fled 19th century Europe because of climate change. Yes, really. Here’s Concha’s thoughts:

No, obviously not and here’s the thing. If you had a diary entry from Frederick Trump, who is Trump’s grandfather, and he said we had to get out of here because things are going bad with the crops of whatever, then fine or if you did an interview with somebody, but there’s no evidence whatsoever, again, to connect this back to Donald Trump and the implication clearly is that the current President pulled out of the Paris climate accords and now the planet is doomed and he didn’t realized that climate change actually affected his relatives as 130 years ago and boy, the irony of that, huh?

Here’s the relevant transcript from FNC’s Tucker Carlson Tonight on November 21:

FNC’s Tucker Carlson Tonight
November 21, 2017
8:19 p.m. Eastern

MARK STEYN: Charles Manson is dead, but Newsweek has found a sinister new cult leader to replace him. President Donald Trump. What’s the reasoning? According to Newsweek, Trump and Manson both use, quote, “emotional language” to establish a bond with followers. You know how it is, one day, you’re giving a speech on immigration and the next day, everybody’s writing helter-skelter on the wall and blood. It’s a simple two-step process. Joe Concha writes about media for The Hill and he joins us. Joe, were you shocked to discover that Trump and Manson are the only two guys in history to have used “emotional language” to connect the followers?

JOE CONCHA: Well, the funny thing is, if you read the story, the author, at least, the psychoanalyst that they speak to, concedes that he has no idea what Manson actually said to attract his followers.

STEYN: Right.

CONCHA: He just made assumptions that he knew and then made the connection back and this is all about TDS which is Trump Derangement Syndrome.

STEYN: Yes.

CONCHA: And this example and we have two others here. Actually is from the last two days. It’s not like that we’re doing the best year type of thing. So, there clearly there is no antidote, but I guess there is thinking, you know, Mussolini and Stalin just doesn’t have that oomph anymore as far as analogies and Hitler hit our 100,000 quotas as far as comparing Trump to Hitler. So, let’s go somebody who is breathing within the last 72 hours I think we relate too in Charles Manson.

STEYN: Yeah and those guys are wacky foreigners, let’s compare him to an all-American monster.

CONCHA: Boom. There you go.

(....)

STEYN: This other story you mentioned from The New Yorker is about, quote, “the sinister banality of American life” emanating from Donald J. Trump.

CONCHA: The exact quote is the attack on Rand Paul by his neighbor “reveals a sinister banality,” as you said, “of American life that these days is often emanating from Donald Trump.” Now, if you read about this story, Rand Paul was attacked by a neighbor and reportedly for nonpolitical reasons.

STEYN: Yeah. Lawn clipping supposedly, something like that.

CONCHA: Supposedly, right and a sitting senator is attacked at his home and gets a couple of ribs broken.

STEYN: Right.

CONCHA: And again it’s the anger that’s emanating from Donald Trump that actually possessed this person to do that.

STEYN: It’s not just anger though, it’s banal anger.

CONCHA: Right. That’s the trick.

STEYN: Yes.

(....)

STEYN: So, by the way, it was over for the — it may be Democrats go bananas over lawn clippings. The other thing is that, apparently, Trump, who is a climate denier —

CONCHA: That’s the best one, I think.

STEYN: — his own family were driven out of Europe by 19th Century climate change.

CONCHA: There it is. “Did Donald Trump’s ancestors migrated to the United States because of a change in climate?” Apparently, 130 years ago, Donald Trump’s grandfather left Germany, just like Eddie Murphy coming to America, and went to Queens because he was trying to escape the climate change that was going on over there and if you look at the weather in Queens, you compare it where the Trumps were in Germany, it’s basically the same.

STEYN: Yes and it was basically great because we were coming out of a Little Ice Age. And we have this gradual warming trend to the 19th century. There were a lot of problems in 19th century Germany. You know, the revolutions of 1848 and whatnot, but the weather wasn’t one of them.

CONCHA: No, obviously not and here’s the thing. If you had a diary entry from Frederick Trump, who is Trump’s grandfather, and he said we had to get out of here because things are going bad with the crops of whatever, then fine or if you did an interview with somebody, but there’s no evidence whatsoever, again, to connect this back to Donald Trump and the implication clearly is that the current President pulled out of the Paris climate accords and now the planet is doomed and he didn’t realized that climate change actually affected his relatives as 130 years ago and boy, the irony of that, huh?

STEYN: And the jokes on him because the tortured climate, the slow warming trend of the 19th Century that drove his grandfather to get on that ship to Ellis Island, he’s now destroying the planet.


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