Donald Trump is a man who likes to control his administration, all three branches of government, and the media. Plus, he wants to control his informal advisers like Roger Stone and his attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General William Barr. Then, there is family.
Donald Trump, Jr. just released a new book entitled Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us. The name “Triggered” churns up emotions on both sides of the aisle. Democrats have been concerned with the alarming rate of mass shootings. On the right, it was a not-so-subtle eminder that Father Trump supports the NRA, Don Jr. likes big game hunting, and the president promises a new Civil War if he loses in 2020.
Donald Trump Jr.appeared on Fox & Friends with co-host Brian Kilmeade to promote his new book. Kilmeade asked the president’s son, according to POLITICO magazine:
‘True or false: Your dad asked you to stop tweeting? During the election. Or after he got the job?’
The eldest son responded, his words reminiscent of the messages printed on Valentine’s candy. He said the commander-in-chief told him “Hey, you’re getting a little hot:”
‘There were a couple of times. Took me 41 years to realize. I’m probably a lot more like him than we ever thought. And backed into a corner, we fight. But every once in a while I get that call, “Hey, you’re getting a little hot on social.” During the election. Or after he got the job.’
The younger man continued, joking that he would get advice from his Twitter-wild father, who has had nearly a daily need to attack his perceived political enemies. Don Junior went after the Democratically-led House Intelligence Committee chaired by Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) who has been spearheading the Impeachment inquiry.
Recently, Don Jr. was met with criticism for his vitriolic words about Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindam, who testified against the president. The military man appeared in full dress blues, and patriotically displayed his Purple Heart. He was wounded in Afghanistan.
The president’s eldest son called Vindman a “leftist.” It seems, he learned more at his father’s knee when the real estate mogul was out conning subcontractors out of their money. He learned to lie with ease.
The younger Trump told Fox & Friends last week:
‘You only get total absolution if you are a leftist veteran. Not a veteran, just a leftist. If you’re on their side, you can do no wrong.’
Of course, neither Senior or Junior served in the military. The president claimed four educational deferments during the Vietnam War and one for “bone spurs.” That earned him the nickname of “Cadet Bone Spurs” from Senator Duckworth (D-IL) called the act “treasonous.” She served in the Army, losing both of her legs and the partial use of one of her arms, when the enemy shot down the Black Hawk she was piloting.
Don Junior has been an active member of his father’s 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns, serving as the warmup act before the president took the stage. The president’s son continues to be one of POTUS’ top boosters in the media, too. All the while, he has been at managing the Trump Organization.
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