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Don Jr. Likens His Sacrifice As First Son to Veterans Who Died in Wars, ‘It’s a Huge Sacrifice!’

Donald Trump Jr.’s new book, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us,” is basically a long list of grievances against both real and perceived rivals of Donald Trump and his family.

Don Jr. is basically a giant crybaby.

“A victimhood complex has taken root in the American left,” the younger Trump writes in a book that is focused on how the Trump family has been victimized as a result of his father’s presidency.

In one chapter, “Election Night,” Trump spends a significant amount of time discussing how his family has purportedly taken a financial toll from his father’s ascendance to the highest office in the land.

Writing about a visit to Arlington National Cemetery the day before his father’s inauguration, Trump said: “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 … 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.'”

He goes on to say: “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.”

Trump does not mention, however, that his father has broken from decades of precedent by maintaining ownership of his business empire during his presidency and refusing to place his assets in a blind trust.

And contrary to what Trump wrote, the Trump Organization has continued to profit from international deals. According to the president’s financial-disclosure forms and an analysis from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, the president owns more than $130 million in assets in 30 countries and earned over $100 million in income from them in 2017 and 2018 combined.

The Trump Organization, of which the younger Trump is executive vice president, recently received approval to expand a golf course in Scotland — including building 550 homes and a second 18-hole golf course on the site.

The elder Trump made at least $434 million in 2018, according to his annual financial disclosure, including $40.8 million from his hotel located less than a mile from the White House.

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