As the Election Day results were tallied and news of Hillary’s defeat spread throughout the United States, small breakouts of a rare mental episode began to spread like wildfire through masses of liberal millennials and progressive idealists who voted against Trump, morphing into a psychological epidemic of epic proportions this country has never before experienced.
Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder is a pattern of pathologically dissociative and psychotic behavior, first observed in the late hours of November 8th 2016, and increasing in severity with passing time. Sufferers of Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder (also known as TARD) exhibit pronounced cognitive dissonance, sudden bouts of rage, uncontrollable crying, suicidal and homicidal ideation, and extreme sadness.
Although the results of Tuesday’s presidential election were unexpected, those afflicted with TARD are further claiming their preferred news sources were grossly negligent in their failure to report how their losing candidate was unfit for office, therefore leaving them with an unrealistic superiority complex as they headed into election day.
It’s important to note that despite an enormous amount of disappointment felt by millions of voters in the post-election days of 2008 and 2012, Americans did not succumb to any similar psychoses, and no major outbreaks of Obama Acceptance Resistance Disorder (OARD) were reported in the United States.
Research is ongoing, but it appears Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder is effecting the following citizens the most:
- Members of the Democratic party
- Gun Control Advocates
- Illegal Immigrants
- Viewers of CNN, MSNBC, The Daily Show, SNL, as well as ABC, CBS and NBC News
- College students, and/or those with a Liberal Arts college degree
- The Black Lives Matter Movement
- Citizens over the age of 25 who live with their parents
TARD is very easy to identify: Just ask someone if Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election. Those afflicted with the epidemic will immediately become agitated, even attempting to deflect, as this question will most assuredly trigger their fight-or-flight response. It’s critical you press them on the issue, even if they start babbling about being triggered or saying they need to retreat to their ‘safe space’. A sufferer of TARD will begin to ramble incoherently, often displaying three or more of the symptoms within a short period of time.
Patients who have fully surrendered to the psychosis have been attaching a safety pin on their clothing as a sign of acceptance that their lives may very well be over.
Citizens suffering from this aggressive form of Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder are very resistant to treatment, often dangerous in large groups. Any possibility of treatment requires that they be separated from their hive-mind support apparatus; they cannot begin the process of accepting reality in the presence of encouragement towards delusion and irrationality. Separation may require the assistance of law enforcement.
If you have a friend or loved one suffering from TARD, urge them to seek treatment. Together, we can stop the spread of this dangerous psychosis and make America a civilized republic again.