Donald Trump Jr. has opened up and said that he followed in his father’s footsteps to give up alcohol since he “didn’t know how to drink in moderation.”
On Tuesday, his new book “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us” was published. It revealed that the president’s eldest son decided to quit his booze after partying his “a** off” in college. He realized that he had a compulsive personality.
He wrote, “Once I got going, it wasn't easy to stop me - which, when you're in college, isn't a huge problem, as long as you're getting your work done.”
“With my personality, drinking alcohol was a recipe for disaster.”
Trump Jr., 41, said that his family had “warning signs.” For example, Fred Trump Jr., his uncle, died of alcoholism at 42.
After the tragic death of his brother, President Trump was vocal about his decision to quit alcohol.
Don Jr. writes that President Trump “loved” Fred Jr. and that the death of the latter “affected him greatly.”
Fred Jr.’s life spiraled out of control in his mid-20s. He quit flying, got divorced, and moved back into his parents’ house. He worked there as one of his dad’s maintenance crews.
Fred III, Fred Jr.’s son, contested Fred Trump Snr.’s will following his death in 1999. In 2000, the case was settled confidentially and earlier this year, the president said to the Washington Post, “It worked out well and we all get along.”
In his long-awaited book, 41-year-old Don Jr. addressed his family’s story. It’s considered to be 294 pages of mostly score settling against liberals.
His book also included personal anecdotes. For example, following his graduation at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he had a gap year. In Spring 2000, he got behind the bar and reflected on his partying lifestyle.
“I have an all-or-nothing personality; just ask anyone who knows me. Being compulsive works for some things - give me a job to do, and I'm going to get it done - but it's not so good for vices.”
“One thing about us Trumps is that we have plenty of willpower. I would come to find that it was easier for me to ignore alcohol than it was to try to control it.”
“Eventually, I would give up drinking for good.”