Donald Trump Jr. just released a new book — this one is titled “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us” — which means that he’s doing a book tour and copies of the book are going to reporters to review it in the papers.
That also means that we’re starting to see some of the more notable moments in the book, and one of those features a trip that the Trump family made to the Arlington National Cemetery just before Donald Trump was elected.
In the book, Donald Trump Jr. looks at the graves of the dead American soldiers he finally understands the importance of the presidency but also seems to interpret the suffering of American warriors to his own struggles as the relative of a real estate mogul.
Trump Jr. writes, “In that moment, I also thought of all the attacks we’d already suffered as a family, and about all the sacrifices we’d have to make to help my father succeed — voluntarily giving up a huge chunk of our business and all international deals to avoid the appearance that we were ‘profiting off the office’.”
The president’s sons have insisted that they’re not profiting from their father’s role in the Oval Office and that they’re not doing international deals anymore. That claim was handed ‘four Pinocchios’ by the Washington Post’s fact-checkers.
And not everybody read Don Jr.’s sacrifice as sincere. Iraq War veteran and Freshman Democrat Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona wrote on Twitter “eight men I served with are buried in Section 60 of Arlington. I visit them monthly. Even if Donald Jr. lived a 1,000 years he will never even get close to being as good and honorable as they were.”
Gallego added, “Sacrifice is only a word to the Trumps.”
Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump Jr.’s book has already done well in the charts, it’s currently the #3 most popular book on Amazon’s chart. Of course, that’s still two slots behind the anonymous inside-the-White House tell all that holds the #1 spot.