But the anti-Trump movement—of which Brooks is a “proud member”—”seems to be getting dumber. It seems to be settling into a smug, fairy tale version of reality that filters out discordant information” and views Trump as “a semiliterate madman surrounded by sycophants who are morally, intellectually and psychologically inferior to people like us.”

In perhaps the unkindest cut, Brooks says “the anti-Trump movement suffers from insularity. Most of the people who detest Trump don’t know anybody who works with him or supports him.”

That last point buttresses something I’ve been saying for a long time, that some of the opposition to the 45th president is not just ideological, not just stylistic, but cultural in nature. And those who suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome, just like those who suffered from Obama Derangement Syndrome, may be deluded into thinking the whole world agrees with them.