One illustration he gives of sitting next to a woman on a plane. He mentions he is going to a meeting in Trump towers. The very mention of the name Trump set off the syndrome, which went exactly in those three stages. It ended with the lady saying "and I thought you were a nice person."
The writer could very well have been in the room when I visited the only liberal friend I had. I had determined I would not talk politics. No such luck. I got "Ooooh I can’t stand that man." When she did not get the secret handshake, I got "What! Don’t tell me you support him!" And finally a move to the door letting me know it was time for me to go.