Nov 5, 2019

Inside Don Jr.'s book "Triggered"

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Donald Trump Jr., a popular speaker and radio guest in Trump country, is out today with "Triggered."

The big picture: The book's thrashes political censorship, Big Tech and Hillary Clinton and other Democrats and previews how the president's eldest son will stump for his father during the 2020 presidential election.

The book includes this account of fatherly advice:

"One afternoon, right in the heat of the Russia hoax, even my lawyers approached me and said, 'Don, you might want to slow down on social media, maybe not be so aggressive.' I politely declined. Shortly after that, my father — yes, my father, Donald J. Trump, our tweeter-in-chief, the so-called Shakespeare of 140 characters — told me that I might be getting "a little too hot" on my social media accounts.
"I respect the heck out of my dad, and when he gives me advice I take it ninety-nine point nine percent of the time. This, however, was probably the one time I decided not to listen! He knew as well as I did that there’s no such thing as being 'too hot' on social, at least as far as I’m concerned. I consider myself a s--- talker par excellence."

Three years after Election Day 2o16, Don takes a jab at Clinton with his dedication:

"I dedicate this book to the DEPLORABLES. While the elite of the other party look down on you and would rather you stay silent, I salute your work ethic, patriotism, and values. America wouldn’t be great without your blood, sweat, and tears. I will always stand with you! I am proudly one of you."

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Donald Trump Jr.'s "Triggered" debuts at No. 1 on NYT bestseller list

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Donald Trump Jr.'s "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us" topped the New York Times' nonfiction bestseller list on Wednesday.

The big picture: Trump's book was released on Nov. 5 and outlines his view of the left, their tactics and what he sees as a series of tricks meant to push conservatives out of the public arena.

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Trump Jr. says Arlington Cemetery reminded him of his family's "sacrifices"

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Donald Trump Jr. wrote that visiting the Arlington National Cemetery in 2017 made him think of his family's "sacrifices" in his new book, "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us."

What he's saying: The historic cemetery, which memorializes hundreds of thousands of American troops, veterans and their families, reminded Trump Jr. "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."

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How Trump Jr.'s book sales were supported by bulk GOP purchases

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At least nine GOP organizations, Republican candidates and advocacy groups are selling Donald Trump Jr.'s first book, "Triggered," boosting his sales and sending him to the top of the New York Times' bestseller list for nonfiction, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: The candidates and groups are recouping their cash through donations, so the story is mostly valuable as an interesting look at how these books make the Times bestseller list.

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