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Vet Blasts Donald Trump Jr. For Comparing Financial ‘Sacrifices’ To Those Who Died In Battle

Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, has a new book out, whose title gives you little doubt about his feelings regarding a large segment of this country’s populace.

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The book is titled, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.” Trump Jr. has been making several appearances on television promoting his book, including having a spirited discussion on “The View” earlier this week.

One excerpt from the book, however, has caused many veterans to become upset with Trump Jr. In it, the president’s son recalls an occasion where he was being driven past Arlington Cemetery the day after his father was inaugurated in 2017.

Trump Jr., who wrote that he “rarely” gets emotional, wrote that in that ride, he thought of the sacrifices that had been made by those who served this country.

It also caused him to reflect on his family’s own circumstances.

“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 of the office,” Trump Jr. wrote in his book.

The president’s son called putting their businesses aside “a big sacrifice, costing us millions of dollars annually.”

“Of course, we didn’t get any credit whatsoever from the mainstream media, which now does not surprise me at all,” he further complained.

There’s no evidence to support Trump Jr.’s claim that they lost money by his father becoming president, largely because Trump Sr. refuses to share information about his tax returns. But there’s substantial evidence that the Trump family is profiting off of the presidency in an unethical (if not that, possibly unconstitutional) manner, with foreign leaders buying up hotel rooms in order to curry favor from the commander-in-chief.

Trump Jr.’s excerpt greatly upset many veterans, due to his comparison of his family’s “sacrifice” to those who died on the battlefield. Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat from Arizona and an Iraq War veteran, voiced his distaste for Trump Jr.’s words in a tweet on Thursday.

“Eight men I served with are buried in Section 60 of Arlington,” Gallego pointed out. “I visit them monthly. Even if Donald JR. lived 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.”

Others pointed out that the sacrifice wasn’t that difficult for Trump Jr. and his family to endure.



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