In his book, Trump Jr. talks about the day before his father’s inauguration when President-elect Donald Trump brought his family to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.
“I rarely get emotional, if ever. I guess you’d call me hyper-rational, stoic,” Don Jr. wrote, according to The Washington Post. “Yet, as we drove past the rows of white grave markers, in the gravity of the moment, I had a deep sense of the importance of the presidency and a love of our country.”
Standing there surrounded by the graves of more than 400,000 troops and their families, Don Jr. wrote, he could not help but think of his own families “sacrifices.”
“In that moment, I also thought of all the attacks we’d already suffered as a family and about all the sacrifices we’d have to make to help my father succeed — voluntarily giving up a huge chunk of our business and all international deals to avoid the appearance that we were ‘profiting off the office,’” he wrote.
“Frankly, it was a big sacrifice, costing us millions and millions of dollars annually . . . Of course, we didn’t get any credit whatsoever from the mainstream media, which now does not surprise me at all,” he added.
But his comparisons did not stop there. Trump Jr. went on to compare his father to civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr.
“Even now there are forces deep inside our government trying to bury evidence of wrongdoing against my father,” he wrote. “If those people have a hand in writing the history of the Russia hoax — and believe me, they will try — they will say that the Mueller investigation was based on real evidence and that Donald Trump and his administration really did commit obstruction of justice.”
“If you don’t think something like that could ever happen, consider this: it’s happened before — to, of all people, Martin Luther King Jr,” Don Jr. wrote. “J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI kept a file on Dr. King for years. After living through the past three years, can you honestly say that anything has really changed? Or is it more of the same?”