Trump Jr says his dad can't be racist because he let him hang out with Michael Jackson


Donald Trump Jr.’s book was released just yesterday, but already people are pointing out the bizarre things written in it.

In Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us, Trump Jr. discusses how unfair he finds it that anyone could call his father a racist. His reasoning? Well, when Jr. was a kid, his dad let him hang out with a black man.

That black man was Michael Jackson, who Jr. claims he hung out with as a child. He adds that Jackson even lived in Trump Tower and would come over to “play video games” with him and Eric when they were children.

Oh, and by the way, given all the things my father has been called, particularly a ‘racist,’ it sure sounds odd that he’d let his son vacation with a black man or hang out with Michael Jackson, doesn’t it? If he’s a racist, he’s sure not very good at it

According to sources who’ve taken the time to read the book, Jr. doesn’t discuss the allegations of sexual abuse against Jackson.

The president's first wife Ivana and Donnie Jr.'s mother has also written in the past about the family's relationship with Michael Jackson. Writing in her own 2017 book Raising Trump:

The only person who had an open invitation to come to the triplex for playdates whenever he wanted was Michael Jackson,” she wrote in the book. “The King of Pop lived in Trump Tower and was a good friend of the whole family. He’d stop by and chat with Donald and me for a few minutes, and then he’d go up to the kids’ floor to hang out for hours and hours.

Of course, people accusing Trump of racism have more than a few instances to go on including: referring to African countries as 'sh*tholes, and telling four congresswomen of colour to 'go back' to where they came from, among other incredibly bleak moments.

Elsewhere in the book Trump Jr. also puts forward the idea that his dad deserves a Nobel Prize like, way more than Barack Obama.

Generally, it seems like the book is an attempt by Jr. to make his family look like victims – which kind of seems like the opposite of its anti-snowflake intentions.

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