Trump derangement syndrome (TDS) is real.
“Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is a mental condition in which a person has been driven effectively insane due to their dislike of Donald Trump, to the point at which they will abandon all logic and reason,” according to Urban Dictionary.
A teacher in a public middle school in Maine allegedly went on a racially charged political rant, telling a student that his conservative parents only support former President Donald Trump because they are uneducated, according to an April recording obtained by Maine Wire.
It was secretly recorded by a middle schooler who was troubled by their conversations with Cook.
“The students’ parents kept the audio secret for several months because they feared the teacher and school district officials might target the child and their other children for recrimination,” the outlet reported.
Ann Cook, a resource room teacher at Gray-New Gloucester Middle School, can be heard mocking former President Trump, claiming he doesn’t pay taxes while praising the supposed accomplishments of Biden and Harris
In the recording, the teacher told the student that his Trump-supporting parents are uneducated victims of propaganda.
Maine Wire reported:
In the audio, the teacher tells the student that his Trump-supporting parents are uneducated victims of propaganda before proceeding to make several questionable or outright false claims about Trump, President Joe Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris.
“Your father and stepfather are just caught up in the propaganda,” Cook tells the middle schooler. “They believe the lies. And that’s the whole point of lying is that people believe it just ‘cause you say it.”
Cook says that when she sees someone wearing a Trump MAGA hat, she thinks to herself, “that’s somebody who needs to be educated.”
The instructor denigrates former president Trump, claiming he doesn’t pay taxes, while praising the supposed accomplishments of Biden and Harris. She also claims that white people do not go to jail for drug crimes and that “rich white men” are afraid they won’t make as much money because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
It’s not immediately clear what prompted Cook’s bizarre political rant during the 8th grader’s study hall. It is also not clear whether other students were in the room at the time.
“[Trump] doesn’t pay taxes,” Cook said. “I pay taxes but he doesn’t pay taxes because he cheats the system.”
“He’s a liar and a cheater and he’s not that smart,” she said. “And apparently he’s not that nice either.”
“Biden is very well educated,” she said. “Trump has a degree from a college, a very very low level college. And he was a very poor student.”
Listen to the audio below: