Junior, aka Donald Trump, Jr., has allegedly written a book. Now, I say ‘allegedly’, because let’s face it, Junior doesn’t come across as the brightest bulb in the pack, but rather as a ‘chip off the old block’, in other words not much more literate than his father. My guess is he either had a ghost writer or a lot of help from people with far higher IQs than his own.
Disclaimer: I have not read Junior’s book, nor will I. I did see a display of them at Barnes & Noble yesterday, but I did not even touch them.
The title of Junior’s book is Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us. Another “us vs them” book. The dedication reads …
“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.”
They just can’t leave Hillary alone, can they? It’s as if they are obsessed. I imagine Hillary is getting more than a few laughs out of their ridiculous obsession. But I digress.
The book, I am told, is currently ranked #3 on Amazon’s ‘bestseller list’, though it has only a 2.5-star rating on Barnes & Noble and doesn’t appear on the New York Times Bestseller list. Perhaps Jeff Bezos is trying to play nice with Trumpie and manipulated the Amazon rating? Anyway, people have been having fun with this, or rather making fun of Junior.Comedians Davram Stiefler and Jason Selvig — aka The Good Liars ― on Thursday changed the covers of “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us” at a Barnes & Noble store in Brooklyn, New York, to “make it a little more honest”. The Good Liars are the same group that put this poster on the New York City subways …And back in 2017, they planted fake merchandise in the Trump Tower gift shop. The fake products included KKK hoods, urine-proof sheets, a Vladimir Putin calendar, Russian flags and much more. Check out their video that tells all about it! But, back to the book …
The Good Liars weren’t the only ones to spoof Junior! Written by Ben Fletcher, a “UK based actor, writer, producer, director, publisher, and failed politician”, it is touted on Amazon as …
This book will be a book that will change your life as you know it forever. That’s right. Forever.
This is going to be the book that will change forever the way that you look at all of the things that are going on across our great nation and also the rest, not-so-great, bits of the world.
This is going to be the look that makes you realize just how many of the problems that we see and face each day are the fault of those snowflake generation liberals.
In this book, no one is going to be spared.
In this book, political correctness has had its Green Card denied and been turned back at the border.
This parody was released on November 5th, the same day as Junior’s book. I read a few of the customer reviews and you can tell the democrats from the republicans just by those comments. Democrats all found it hilarious, republicans all pouted and said, “I don’t see the joke”. ‘Twould seem the republicans have lost the ability to see humour, have lost the ability to laugh at themselves, eh?
But, if you’re still scratching your head over the #3 Amazon ranking, Junior may have had some help in selling that book. Turns out that the Republican National Committee (RNC) has bought up a large stock of the books and is giving them as gifts in exchange for campaign donations.Despite the Amazon ranking and favourable reviews, most reviewers did not think highly of the book. The Guardian reviewers Ed Pilkington and Martin Pengelly were among the naysayers …
“… it reveals its author to be every bit as devoted to partisan trolling, childish insults and grudge-holding as his father in the Oval Office. Trump Jr tells readers he did not set out in writing Triggered to offend anyone. Which is surprising, as he does such a good job at precisely that.
Special counsel Robert Mueller is a “feeble old fool” at the head of a “crooked investigation”; conservative commentator Bill Kristol is a rat; the Squad of four leftwing congresswomen that includes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, should be renamed “Hamas caucus”; George W Bush is a loser like Romney.
One of the more striking aspects of the book is the way in which Trump Jr portrays himself as a victim of liberal political correctness. “I’m essentially not allowed to have an opinion any more, let alone express that opinion in public,” he writes.”
But, there was one thing in the book that has drawn the ire of many, particularly veterans, when he appeared to compare the sacrifices by U.S. troops killed in combat to …
“… 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.’”
Understandably, many including myself found that offensive. There is no comparison between men and women who gave their lives in service to their country, in a war they did not start, to a family who chose to divide and destroy an entire nation. The “sacrifices” they have made have brought them profit and power. The sacrifices the soldiers made brought them and their families nothing but grief. No comparison.
Yesterday, Junior stormed out of a book launch in anger. The ultimate irony is in this headline:
“Donald Trump Jr. stormed out of an event for his book — which accuses the left of stifling open debate — after getting heckled for refusing to do a Q&A”
The funniest part about this is that the people there were Trump supporters! They just wanted him to answer some questions. Like his father before him, this boy knows how to make a fool of himself, then blame us for laughing! For those of you who are old enough … remember what the old Sears & Roebuck catalogs were used for? Perhaps Junior’s book could serve a similar purpose?
Lest you think I’m being too hard on “poor li’l Junior”, I leave you with a couple of final pictures … the ones I always see in my mind whenever I hear his name …