Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) sufferers usually direct their angst at the president and his supporters, but not always.
A 46-year-old woman from Palmetto, Florida stabbed herself in the stomach three times, because she was “tired of Trump being president,” according to police. The responding officer reportedly found her standing outside of her home with blood all over her legs, hands, and face. When the officer asked her what was wrong, she lifted her shirt and exposed her stomach, according to the police report posted by the Smoking Gun.
“I observed three stab wounds,” the officer stated in the report, adding that the wounds were still bleeding.
The woman then reportedly told the officer “I’m tired of living in Trump’s country; I’m tired of Trump being president.”
The officer inspected the women’s home and reportedly found “a large amount of blood on the floor of the residence in the kitchen, bathroom and living room.”
The woman, whose name was redacted from the police report, was transported to Blake Medical Center, where she was reportedly placed under a trauma alert. The police report also noted that the woman said she had been “Baker Acted” in the past when she had hurt herself.
The Baker Act is the Florida Mental Health Act of 1971, which allows the involuntary institutionalization and examination of a person “which can be initiated by judges, law enforcement officials, physicians, or mental health professionals” if there is evidence that the person has a mental illness, which was almost certainly the case here.
This wasn’t the first time someone had hurt themselves in protest of President Trump.
In January of 2017, a man set himself on fire outside of Trump International Hotel in Washington DC to protest Trump’s inauguration.
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) January 18, 2017
In separate incidents, two individuals recently set themselves on fire near the White House, although it’s not clear what motivated them to self-immolate. The man who set himself on fire last week, sadly, died from his injuries.
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