Suffering from TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome)? There’s an app for that

Suffering from TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome)? There’s an app for that

The headline at the Huffington Post does not mention Trump Derangement Syndrome, though the author, James Michael Nichols, appears to suffer from TDS himself. Nichols, who is HuffPo’s queer voices deputy editor, wants readers to know about an app that can help them find and boycott “businesses who [sic] either support President-elect Donald Trump or were complicit in his election to the White House?”

Titled “Boycott Trump,” the app is free and available on iPhones, iPads and Androids. Developed by something called the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, the app allows users to search a database of over 250 businesses to determine if they have any linkage to the president-elect.

The group’s executive director, Nate Lemer, is quoted as saying:

This app is a first step in our larger Boycott Trump campaign, which will feature a unified grassroots movement centered on holding companies and individuals that help Trump in any way accountable. The campaign is all about empowerment… By doing so we aim to give people a safe and productive way to voice their disapproval of Trump. We’ve accepted Trump won the election but that doesn’t mean we have to accept everything he stands for.

It is interesting and a little amusing to see Democrats mount a campaign against Trump even before he has taken the oath of office. When conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said in January of 2009 that he hoped Barack Obama would fail, he was accused by the same crowd as behaving treasonously.

How times change!

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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