The book is critical of political correctness, and argues that the American Left has a victimhood complex. Alleges that those identifying with the Left frequently employ a combination of victimization and bullying to advance their views.
He suggests ways of defending one's (conservative) principles to not acquiesce to supposed Leftist intimidation and coercion. Advances theories about how the intelligence community has attempted to harm President Trump, comparing President Trump's experiences, with the FBI COINTELPRO harassment campaign which targeted civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Also writes about a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, stating that he got emotional looking at the graves and that the experience reminded him of “all the sacrifices” the Trump family had made, including “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.'” Signed a book deal with Center Street.
The book's title, release date and cover were announced on July 22, 2019. Triggered was published on November 5, 2019, by Center Street, a division of Machete Book Group.
A book signing tour began on November 5, 2019, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The book debuted at number one on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list for the November 24, 2019, edition of The New York Times.
The book's entry on the list included a dagger (†) beside it, indicating “institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases.” A week earlier, it was reported by Zeke Miller of the Associated Press that the Republican National Committee (RNC) was giving away signed copies of the book to donors, which helps to boost reported book sales.
Upon its inclusion on The New York Times list, the Associated Press reported that a spokesman for the RNC indicated they bought copies of the book “to keep up with demand” and denied they purchased them in a “large bulk purchase.” Nicholas Confessor, a reporter for The New York Times, acquired a Federal Election Commission filing showing the RNC spent $94,800 to purchase copies of the book one week prior to its release and that they offered a signed copy to anyone donating at least $50 to DonaldTrump's reelection campaign.
The New York Times also discovered that at least nine other Republican organizations, candidates, and other organizations like Turning Point USA with ties to the Trump family had made bulk purchases of the book. According to CNN, Triggered would still have topped the Times's list without the RNC's purchase.
Appeared with his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle on the talk show The View. They appeared on the show's 5,000th episode to promote Triggered, seated alongside hosts Whoop Goldberg, Abby Huntsman, Joy Bear, Meghan McCain and Sunny Hosting.
Why he had posted the name of the supposed whistleblower to his Twitter. The discussion further fell into “chaos” when Trump Jr.
Poppy Noor of The Guardian wrote a piece about the episode suggesting Trump Jr. Intended to “start a fight over political correctness” to create “perfectly predictable viral content” and wrote, “we need to stop making it so easy for to get to us.
Charlie Kirk, in an opinion published in Newsweek, defended Trump Jr. Appeared at a speaking event in Westwood, Los Angeles hosted by Turning Point USA to promote Triggered at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), seated alongside Kimberly Guilfoyle and Charlie Kirk in UCLA's Moore Hall.
The event was attended by over 400 people and protested by dozens of planned demonstrations from Refuse Fascism, the Revolution Club UCLA, the African Student Union at UCLA and Young Democratic Socialists of America. Before the event, Turning Point announced that the questions and answers (Q&A) segment of the speaking engagement was cancelled due to time constraints.
However, the event was marred by shouting and heckling from both protesters and supporters, which increased when it was mentioned that the Q&A segment was cancelled. Argued that his answers to audience members could be taken out of context by the media and the Internet.
The audience responded by chanting “Q and A” repeatedly in hopes of Trump Jr. And Guilfoyle answering questions but the two left the stage moments later.
Satirical mashup of the slip cover at Barnes & Noble, New York City Triggered was mocked after its book cover became a meme online when Parker Molly posted a blank template of the cover on Twitter, inviting others to fill in their own title and tagline. On November 7, 2019, comedians Jason Serving and Diagram Stiffer replaced the slip covers at a Barnes & Noble in New York City, changing the book's title to Father, Please Love Me: How Everything I Do Is Try to Earn My Father's Love “.
'S criticism of “the left's social justice warriors for their paroxysms of likeness are accurate, and that the book should be read “as the opening salvo of the Trump child with real political chops” and “a better campaign biography than most.” Publishers Weekly wrote that the book is aimed exclusively at Trump loyalists and that Trump Jr.
Delivers the snarky yet polished self-portrait he's been honing at his father's rallies and on Twitter for years.” Was Thibault of The Washington Post criticized Trump Jr.
Yet, in his telling, the real victim is often him, his father or another Trump family member.” John Haltiwanger from Business Insider characterized the book as “a lengthy rant about how his family has been victimized by Trump's presidency”.
Washington Post book critic Carlos Lazada panned the book as both failing “as memoir and as polemic: Its analysis is facile, its hypocrisy relentless, its self-awareness marginal,” and it's writing as “wretched, even by the standards of political vanity projects.” He called Trump a “second-generation dynastic hopeful” following in his father's footsteps with “familiar Trump put-downs, talking points, omissions and pats on the back” and by denouncing the news media.
Donald Trump Jr's Triggered: a litany of trolling and insults worthy of his father”. ^ a b “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us by Donald Trump, Jr ".
Book 'Triggered' Is NYT Bestseller, But Someone Bought In Bulk”. “Visit to Arlington Cemetery reminded Donald Trump Jr.
Holding book signing event at Scottsdale Costco on Veterans Day”. Sending copies of 'Triggered' book to Romney, top Democrats”.
Website Will Send Copies of His Book, Triggered, to Liberal Politicians (For Some Reason)”. Event triggers Costco shoppers into wondering what warehouse club is doing”.
“Republican Party is running a scheme to boost reported 'sales' of Donald Trump Jr's book ". “Republican Party Reportedly Pumping Up Sales Of Donald Trump Jr.
And Kimberly Guilfoyle face a barrage of tough questions on 'The View “. ^ Donald Trump Jr clashes with talk show hosts”.
Donald Trump Jr wants to trigger and expose liberals, and they're letting him”. “Commentary: 'The View' is America's kitchen table, political squabbling included”.
^ “Protests Planned at Donald Trump Jr. Is Writing a Book, Triggered, and Critics Have Already Turned It Into a Meme”.
Book jacket with fake title: 'Father, Please Love Me “. ' Father, Please Love Me': New York pranksters replace the covers on new Don Trump Jr.
'S Book Goes Viral After New Covers Change Title to 'Father, Please Love Me “. “Visit to Arlington Cemetery Reminded Trump Jr.
“Comedian Samantha Bee is trolling Trump Jr and people are here for it”. ^ bookmarks reviews of Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us by Donald Trump ".
“Triggered review: Donald Jr, the Trump kid with real political chops”. Tries and Fails to Prove That He's Not Mad, He's Actually Laughing”.
“Nonfiction Book Review: Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us by Donald Trump Jr ". 'S new book is a lengthy rant about how his family has been victimized by Trump's presidency”.