Donald Trump Jr. urged his millions of followers on Tuesday to record themselves ruining the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday by bringing up “politics at the Thanksgiving table.”
President Donald Trump’s eldest son is offering a signed copy of his new book “Triggered” and a “Make America Great Again” hat as a prize for whoever sends him the best photo or video of the ensuing conflict.
“Trigger a liberal thanksgiving!” Trump Jr. tweeted. “Have some fun & talk politics at the thanksgiving table. Best pic/vid of something/someone triggered maybe w/ my book, wins a signed copy of Triggered & a MAGA hat… Tag me in IG pics & I’ll choose by Sunday. Have fun!”
Trigger a liberal thanksgiving! Have some fun & talk politics at the thanksgiving table. Best pic/vid of something/someone triggered maybe w/ my book, wins a signed copy of Triggered & a MAGA hat… Tag me in IG pics & I’ll choose by Sunday. Have fun! https://t.co/HKA9knWBBW
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 27, 2019
Published earlier this month, Don Jr.’s “Triggered” quickly became a New York Times bestseller with help from tens of thousands of dollars in bulk sales from the Republican National Committee.
Iraq War Veteran Paul Rieckhoff criticized Trump Jr. on Veterans Day for comparing business deals his family gave up so his father could be president with the sacrifices veterans made.
In his book, he writes that a trip to Arlington National Cemetery just before President Trump’s inauguration reminded him of his own family’s “sacrifices” made for Trump to become president.
Then-President-elect Trump and the first family were at the cemetery the day before Trump’s inauguration in January of 2017. Trump laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where unidentified soldiers from World War I, World War II and the Korean War are buried.
“I rarely get emotional, if ever,” Trump Jr. wrote. “Yet, as we drove past the rows of white grave markers, in the gravity of the moment, I had a deep sense of the importance of the presidency and a love of our country.”
“Frankly, it was a big sacrifice, costing us millions and millions of dollars annually, a huge book of business that I had personally built,” he continues.
Trump Jr. said he considered all of the sacrifices the Trump family made in order for Trump to serve in office as an Army Band bugler played “Taps” in front of the tomb.
“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,’” Trump Jr. wrote.
Rieckhoff, who founded the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) organization, told Berman this was an example of how the president and his family are “tone-deaf about what it means to serve.”