Before Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Trump family visited the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Donald Trump Jr. says that while he was there his thoughts “immediately” went to all the sacrifices he and his family have made for the United States.
Trump Jr. wrote about the “moving experience” in his new book “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.” The book has received a massive amount of criticism across all social media platforms.
In the newly released book, he wrote about watching his father lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier the day before his inauguration.
“I rarely get emotional, if ever, 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.”
He stated that the Trump family had made a “big sacrifice” that was “costing us millions and millions of dollars annually, a huge block of business that I had personally built.”
He goes on to write that as he stood there in the cemetery, he was suddenly overwhelmed by just how much his family has suffered and the realization that it was just the beginning.
“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. Even though it was “a sacrifice we were more than happy and willing to make,” Trump Jr. lamented that “we didn’t get any credit whatsoever from the mainstream media, which now does not surprise me at all.”
Social media users were quick to criticize Trump’s statements.
“Eight men I served with are buried in Section 60 of Arlington,” Rep. Ruben Gallego wrote on Twitter. “Even if Donald JR. lived a 1,000 years he will never even get close to being as good and honorable as they were.”
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. Sacrifice is only a word to the Trumps. https://t.co/47eIc9SBPg
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) November 7, 2019
Author Matt Gallagher tweeted, “Imagine going to Arlington … and being moved to think about money. You are a soup sandwich, @DonaldJTrumpJr , and my friends buried there would tell you the same thing.”
— Matt Gallagher (@MattGallagher0) November 7, 2019
On Friday, the stunt comedy duo, The Good Liars, placed a fake book jacket on Trump Jr.’s book in a New York City bookstore. The new covers were titled “ Daddy, Please Love Me: How Everything I do is Try to Earn My Father’s Love.”
— The Good Liars (@TheGoodLiars) November 7, 2019