Donald Trump Jr is hawking a book. The Art of the Plea Deal, anyone? | Arwa Mahdawi
The president’s son wants to make literature great again. But considering his legal troubles, I would not be surprised to find that his tome throws his dad under the bus
Donald Trump Jr, the one who looks like a semi-sentient sneer, wants to make literature great again. The president’s eldest child has been spotted shopping a book proposal to publishers. However, nobody seems interested in Donald Jr’s tome. Fox Business reported recently that his book has received “a chilly reception” and been declined by at least two publishing houses. If any other outlet had published this report, surely Trump would have taken to Twitter to cry FAKE NEWS and WITCH HUNT. So far, however, the younger Donald has been uncharacteristically quiet about his less than glowing write-up by the family’s favourite media network.
Despite his silence on the matter, it seems unlikely that the president’s firstborn is taking his alleged rejections well. After all, the man hails from a famously literary family. His father has “written” almost 20 books. His sister, Ivanka, has published two. Ivana, Donald Jr’s mother, released a memoir in 2017. Even Eric has been published; he wrote the foreword to Newt Gingrich’s book Understanding Trump, which came out last year. Donald Jr, it would seem, is the Branwell Brontë of the Trump clan.