Veterans blast Donald Trump Jr for comparing his family's financial 'sacrifices' to the death of fallen soldiers in his new book
In 'Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us', Don Jr. mentions how the mainstream media never lauds the Trump family for everything they have given up so that his father could be the president.
The Trump family is not known for its relatability and Donald Trump Jr. proved that yet again with his new book 'Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us'. In it, Don Jr. compared the financial compromises his family made so that Donald Trump could be president and make America great, to the sacrifices of the US troops killed in combat.
"I rarely get emotional, if ever. I guess you'd call me hyper-rational, stoic. 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 reminisced about one of his visits to Arlington National Cemetery the day before Trump's inauguration in 2017, adding, "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.'"
Further, he added, "Frankly, it was a big sacrifice, costing us millions and 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." These statements have clearly enraged war veterans who were quick to tell Don Jr. that his sacrifices could not compare to that of their fallen brothers and sisters.
Iraq war veteran and Democrat Congressman Ruben Gallego, tweeted "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."
Meanwhile, Robert Maguire, the research director for the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, tweeted, "This Veterans Day, be sure to thank the real heroes: Third-generation multi-millionaires who work at Dad's company and come from wealth built on decades of fraud and tax evasion. These brave men sacrifice every day - braving private jet flights and mean tweets -for your freedom."