Donald Trump Jr. Thanks 'Deplorables' for Taking His Book to New York Times' Top Spot, Tells Them 'Let's Do It Again' in 2020

Donald Trump Jr.'s new book Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us has debuted at the number one spot on The New York Times non-fiction bestsellers list.

The book has been met with left-wing criticism and a number of controversies since its publication on November 5, but received enough backing from supporters of the Trump family, Republicans and others to achieve the accolade. Its success is reminiscent of Trump Jr.'s father President Donald Trump's journey to the White House despite the outpouring of condemnation from the left.

Trump Jr. welcomed the news of reaching the number one spot by thanking the "deplorables" who bought the book—referring to the term famously used by Hillary Clinton to describe Trump supporters during the 2016 presidential election.

I dedicated #Triggered to the Deplorables and you guys made it #1... let’s do it again at the voting booth in November. You are the best!!! #MAGA

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 13, 2019

"I dedicated Triggered to the Deplorables and you guys made it #1," Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter. "Let's do it again at the voting booth in November. You are the best!!!"

He added a hashtag for "Make America Great Again."

Trump Jr. was also seen at a small party in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to celebrate the book's achievement alongside sister Ivanka Trump, advisor to the White House and brother-in-law Jared Kushner and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

In a short toast from the party that was broadcast on Twitter, Kushner used the nod from The New York Times to send a jab at the newspaper.

"For one day, and for one hour, we'll say that they did some real news," he said.

Kushner also praised Trump Jr. for successfully readjusting to life in politics.

"I've seen him and his siblings travel the country and really fall in love with so many of the different things this country has... and the impact that he is having is incredible," Kushner said.

"We are very proud of his book."

They’re going mad.

But he did it!@DonaldJTrumpJr just a few minutes ago with @kimguilfoyle, Jared and @IvankaTrump.

— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) November 13, 2019

Although the president himself was not on hand to personally praise his son, Trump tweeted his congratulations.

"Wow! Was just told that my son's book Triggered is number one on The New York Times Bestseller List. Congratulations Don!"

The accolade came in spite of a number of seemingly negative incidents surrounding the promotion of the book.

A book launch event in Los Angeles quickly turned acrimonious and Trump Jr.'s appearance on The View quickly descended into a squabble between the panel and guest.

Donald Trump Jr
Donald Trump Jr. greets supporters of US President Donald Trump before he speaks at a Make America Great Again rally on April 27, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Getty

In the run up to Veterans Day, a number of former U.S. servicemembers also criticized Trump Jr. for seemingly drawing comparisons between the financial sacrifices his family supposedly made when his father decided to run for office to the sacrifices made by Americans losing their lives in conflict. The criticism came after Trump Jr. described what he felt during a visit to Arlington National Cemetery in the book.

Triggered beat out Finding Chika by Mitch Albom and Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers by Brian Kilmeade to secure the top spot on the Times' bestsellers list.

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