President Donald Trump maintains no clear division between the presidency and his brazen personal ambition. This Saturday, he took to Twitter to promote — among other things — Donald Trump Jr.’s new propaganda book Triggered, as if the whole point of Trump ever taking office was to try and boost his family’s personal finances. Trump Jr. has already been promoting the book on his own time through means like a series of incendiary public appearances on talk shows and posting the name of an anonymous whistleblower on Twitter. As if the whole stunt was an ad, Trump Jr. responded to criticism by posting “#Triggered.”
Trying to convince us that he actually read the book, the president posted on Twitter:
‘Just finished reading my son Donald’s just out new book, “Triggered.” It is really good! He, along with many of us, was very unfairly treated. But we all fight back, and we always win!’
Trump has infamously, consistently refused to take counsel from the vast majority of possible sources — although the story that he read Don Jr.’s book is at least a bit credible since it does have the word “Trump” plastered across the front of it. You know the forever egomaniacal president’s gotta love that.
This Saturday, he also promoted a book by conservative author Rich Lowry called The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free. Trump praised Lowry for boosting nationalism’s profile — but it wasn’t exactly suffering. Allegiance to ideals of “country” above fellow people has simply underlined much violence.
‘Bringing the word “Nationalism” back into the mainstream – great job by Rich Lowry! Very important book.’
He also threw out some of his conventionally angry affronts against anyone not named Donald Trump, referencing a conservative pollster’s approval rating finding and tweeting:
‘But the Witch Hunt continues. After 3 years of relentless attacks against the Republican Party & me, the Do Nothing Dems are losers for America!’
He added — about an hour and a half later:
Check out Twitter’s response…