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Here's the One Hilarious Reason Why CNN's COVID-19 'Town Hall' Was Worth Watching


Do you know when you have bad breath? Can you really detect your own body odor? Is it possible to be so afflicted with “Trump Derangement Syndrome” that you don’t even know you have it?

Judging by the question that was allowed on CNN’s so-called “global town hall” on “facts and fears” about the coronavirus on Thursday evening, the answer is no.

And, for a moment, it was gloriously funny.

Someone creating the “lower thirds” for CNN was bamboozled by an online question for Dr. James Redfield, head

of the CDC, but Newsbusters got the joke:

When the audience was asked to send questions for Dr. James Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control, one that managed to make it on air was: “Is Stage-4 TDS considered an underlying morbidity?”

“TDS,” Trump Derangement Syndrome, is an affliction that occurs in some populations, usually in a subset of the political Left, that occurs when patients believe without thinking that everything President Donald Trump does is wrong.

The question, “Is Stage-4 TDS considered an underlying morbidity?” was on screen for several seconds before somebody knocked the guy in the control room in the head.


The mishap was noted by the Twitter-verse and reaction was delicious.

“Yes. They should have addressed the question!”

Yes, they should have.

I understand there’s a place to send people with this affliction.

And there’s a pill you can take for “TDS,” I understand.

CNN has displayed its Trump Derangement Syndrome every day in its regular programming and in cutting out President Trump’s presentation during the daily Coronavirus Task Force updates at the White House.

They should seek help.