Donald Trump on Monday faced a barrage of criticism after he promoted his son Donald Trump Jr.’s new book on Twitter.
The president hailed “Triggered: How The Left Thrives On Hate And Wants To Silence Us” as “great.” “I highly recommend for ALL to read,” he wrote.
My son, @DonaldJTrumpJr is coming out with a new book, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us” – available tomorrow, November 5th! A great new book that I highly recommend for ALL to read. Go order it today!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2019
A review in Britain’s Guardian newspaper, however, has described the book ― published by Center Street Books ― as “one-eyed, loose with the facts and a crude attack on the left. In short, it’s like his dad – and it might work.”
Many critics speculated as to whether Trump had actually read the book he was hyping to his 66.5 million followers (he famously eschews reading) and suggested he was helping his family profit from his presidency.
Pity, the publisher didn’t go with its working title. “grifted,” b/c buying this book is like purchasing snake oil to cure what ails you. https://t.co/oMBXmW3PHl
— Voyage Around My Dad, Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) November 4, 2019
I bet this is a good read.
*looks to camera* https://t.co/Np0euX71oS
— Dan Rebellato (@DanRebellato) November 4, 2019
Grifter in Chief https://t.co/2FUgXcEScx
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) November 4, 2019
Good luck coloring within the lines. https://t.co/cb1Hu0nd4F
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) November 5, 2019
5 CFR § 2635.702 – Use of public office for private gain.
Or does that only apply to non politicians? That’s the problem with you all. Government employees are held to higher standards than you politicians who have zero accountability and are at the bottom of the barrel.
— Steven Baumann ?????? (@StevenDJBaumann) November 5, 2019
Trump treats ethic and conduct violations like eating Lay’s chips. Can’t violate just one.
— Alicia M. ?❄ (@ShopgirlAlic) November 5, 2019
What was your favorite part? Please be specific. https://t.co/MNKPLIZUcP
— Freddie Campion (@FreddieCampion) November 4, 2019
How’s that for using the office of the presidency as a ad for the family business, just wait and we can see press conferences when he tell world leaders to stay at his hotel… oh wait he tried that… perhaps he’ll tell us all about his steaks or dc hotel…
— Erv Portman (@ervportman4wake) November 5, 2019
IT’S A PICTURE BOOK……. pic.twitter.com/LhXLxnb64a
— Angelina Woodward (@WoodwardWoodw11) November 4, 2019
Guy who doesn’t read endorses book by guy who doesn’t write.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) November 5, 2019
Donald Trump’s priorities:
1. Helping his family profit off the Presidency.
3. Golf. https://t.co/MNYnYlPnF8
— Steve Bullock (@GovernorBullock) November 4, 2019
Do hope that is not being sold on Amazon, Donald, that company that “does great damage to tax paying retailers.” oh wait….. Your son is helping to…. https://t.co/BGl0nchC7M
— Chris Doyle (@Doylech) November 4, 2019
Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. https://t.co/L1jImh2y1M
— rjbrennan (@rjbrennan) November 4, 2019
You obviously have no clue what ethics means, sir.
Hey, @OfficeGovEthics, what are you guys doing these days? pic.twitter.com/WsYHkwe1LS
— Hispanic Citizen (@US_Latino) November 4, 2019
Nah… this tweet isn’t crossing any lines… #Trump
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) November 4, 2019
Office of Government Ethics-
2635.702 Use of public office for private gain.
“An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise, or for the private gain of relatives.”
— NightShade ? (@NightShade31415) November 5, 2019
I didn’t know your amoebic spawn could write fiction. Spoiler: He can’t and didn’t write this. Also, isn’t this a violation of the emoluments clause? #ImpeachandRemoveTrumpNow #LockThemUp #TrumpCrimeSyndicate #TrumpCrimeFamily
— Lesley Abravanel? (@lesleyabravanel) November 4, 2019
You forgot to say “I hereby order,” Dear Leader https://t.co/ZARPJEOY2i
— Brooks Sherman (@byobrooks) November 4, 2019
Says the guy who is triggered by pretty much everything … like 30 times a day https://t.co/pDzSkyHwlr
— Clemens Wergin (@clemenswergin) November 4, 2019
Anyone got the odds that Trump Sr actually reads this thing? https://t.co/6OKgq6kD3P
— Pep Rosenfeld (@peprosenfeld) November 4, 2019
‘Nepotism: How the Trumps thrive on hate and profit off division.’ https://t.co/diyUMA9QN1
— Khaled Diab (@DiabolicalIdea) November 4, 2019
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