Donald Trump Jr. has revealed that he has given up alcohol, just like his father, because he & # 39; did not know how to drink moderately & # 39 ;.
In his new book Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants Us Silence, published Tuesday, the president's eldest son admits that he has made the decision to get rid of the drink after his & # 39; a ** off & # 39; had organized at the university and realized that he has a compulsive personality.
& # 39; Once I got started, it was not easy to stop – which is not a big deal at university, as long as you are done with your work, & # 39; he writes.
& # 39; With my personality, drinking alcohol was a recipe for disaster. & # 39;
The 41-year-old says there are & # 39; warning signs & # 39; were in his family, such as his uncle Fred Trump Jr., who died of alcoholism at the age of 42.
As father, as son: Donald Trump Jr. revealed that he had followed in his father's footsteps and stopped drinking after his & # 39; a ** off & # 39; to have organized at the university. The president's eldest son (photo on the right in 2003), who graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000, said he realized he could not drink in moderation
Trump opens his family history with alcoholism and his disdain for liberal and PC culture in his new book, Triggered, available on Tuesday
President Trump himself has spoken about his decision to become a teetotal after the tragic death of his brother.
Don Jr. writes that his father Fred Jr. & # 39; loved & # 39 ;, who was eight years older than him, and that his & # 39; major consequences for him & # 39 ;.
Their father Fred Trump wanted Fred Jr. to become his successor, but he left the real estate company and became a pilot instead.
The life of Fred Jr. was close to the mid-20s. He got divorced, stopped flying and moved back to his parents' house where he worked on one of his father's maintenance teams.
He died in 1981, aged 42, when Don Jr. only three. His book does not say if he has a fleeting memory of his uncle.
After the death of Fred Trump Snr. in 1999, Fred Jr. & # 39; s son Fred III challenged his will, contributing to bitterness. The case was settled confidentially in 2000 and the president told the Washington Post earlier this year: & # 39; We succeeded well and we can all get along well. & # 39;
President Trump has been candid about his decision to be teetotal because of the death of his brother Fred Trump Jr. (pictured with their mother Mary) in 1981
Don Jr., 41, deals with the family's story in his long-awaited book, which contains 294 pages of predominantly score settlement against liberals.
But in between, he records personal anecdotes, such as what happened during his gap year after graduating from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
He worked in a bar in Aspen, Colorado, called The Tippler, where Jack Nicholson and Sylvester Stallone hang out in the eighties and nineties.
He stepped behind the bar in the spring of 2000 and began to think about his hard partying lifestyle.
& # 39; Once I got started, it was not easy to stop – which is not a big deal at university, as long as you are done with your work.
& # 39; But once I started thinking about a career and a life outside of school, it was like that. Frankly, I didn't know how to drink in moderation.
& # 39; I have an all-or-nothing personality; just ask anyone who knows me. Forced work works for some things – give me a task and I'm going to get it done – but it's not so good for vices & # 39 ;.
His gap year ended as a & # 39; turning point & # 39; in his life and although he was still partying, he realized it would end badly.
& # 39; One thing about our Trumps is that we have a lot of willpower. I would find that it was easier for me to ignore alcohol than to try to control it.
& # 39; Eventually I would give up drinking forever. & # 39;
Donald Trump also spoke frankly about the death of Fred Jr. and told the New York Times that he was wrong to harass his brother when they were young because they had left the family business.
Fred Trump, who died in 1999, wanted to take care of his son Fred Jr. (second from the left) as his successor, but he left the real estate company and became a pilot instead. Above, from left to right, Donald, Fred, Robert, Maryanne and Elizabeth are depicted
Don Jr. described his gap year after his studies as a & # 39; turning point & # 39; in his life that made him think about his hard-partying lifestyle. He is pictured above with his father, half-sister Tiffany, sister Ivanka and stepmother Melania in 2006
Donald said he was then & # 39; too young & # 39; was and wished he had said to him: & # 39; You must do what you love. & # 39;
& # 39; I have known so many people who were (still) so strong and so powerful that they could not stop drinking, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; (Fred) was a great guy, a handsome person. He was the life of the party. He was a fantastic man, but he got stuck on alcohol.
& # 39; And it had a big impact and eventually he became an alcoholic and died of alcoholism. He would say to me: "Never drink." He understood the problem he had and that it was a very difficult problem. & # 39;
Elsewhere in the book, Don Jr. mocked. also the left Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for opposing Amazon's plans to build its new headquarters in Long Island City, New York, which is part of its constituency.
After fierce opposition from politicians and locals, Amazon pulled the $ 3 billion deal.
Don Jr. writes that although he considers himself a capitalist, Amazon is not a & # 39; innocent bystander & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; It is a ruthless venture that has practices that you don't have to be socialistic to dislike. It turned its back on the Queens people without thinking.
& # 39; Jeff Bezos, the presumed free press champion, had about as much compassion for the people of Queens as a mafia assassin. & # 39;
Don Jr. & # 39; s worker affection goes back to his time at The Hill School, an exclusive boarding school in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, on the eastern edge of the Rust Belt.
Don Jr. & # 39; s Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants To Silence Us is Available Tuesday
A factory with loud Firestone Tire was close by and Don Jr. claims that he had local friends who told him stories about their livelihoods.
While attending the $ 59,050-a-year school, he started the & # 39; fear and despair around him & # 39; to be seen due to the economic decline in America.
Don Jr. jokes in the introduction to the book. that he considered his book & # 39; Kumbaya & # 39; instead of & # 39; Triggered & # 39; but the title was & # 39; already in use & # 39; by democratic presidential candidates, one of the many jibes among his political rivals.
Don Jr., who has been an outspoken critic of political correctness, claims in his book that nowadays liberals are too easily offended and that their reaction is "enormously disproportionate" is about the things they care about.
He claims that he is not actively trying to insult anyone, but instead he is arguing, supporting it with facts and giving them to the world, just as millions of people have done millions of books before the mine. & # 39;
& # 39; I would really like to think that this book offers a reasoned antidote to all the hysterical bulls that are now flying around. That used to be called discourse.
& # 39; But nowadays & # 39; discourse & # 39; only for lefts.
& # 39; When conservatives do it, they call it & # 39; hate speech & # 39 ;. I also know that as the son of a wealthy white man who lives in 2019, I can essentially no longer have an opinion, let alone express that opinion in public. & # 39;
Don Jr. dedicates the book, which is on the shelves Tuesday, to the & # 39; regrettable things & # 39 ;, a reference to the term used by Hillary Clinton to describe his father's supporters during the 2016 campaign.
& # 39; I am proud to be one of you & # 39 ;, he writes.
He also reveals that his father told him that he & # 39; a little too hot & # 39; was on social media at the height of the fever about the possible conspiracy of the president with Russia.
The comment was ironic, given that the President used Twitter several times a day as a digital megaphone – and Don Jr. ignored it.
& # 39; I respect my father and when he gives me advice, I take ninety-nine percent of the time. However, this was probably the only time I decided not to listen!
& # 39; He knew as well as I did that there was no such thing as & # 39; are too hot & social, at least as far as I'm concerned. I consider myself a great talker par excellence. & # 39;
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