The release date for Donald Trump Jr.’s new book, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us, has just been revealed as November 5 by Axios, which says topics will include “free speech, censorship and Big Tech.” Comedian Jon Bershad of College Humor and The Onion has an alternate recommendation for holiday reading this year.

“For anyone considering buying @DonaldJTrumpJr’s book, know that you can instead buy this ‘cowboy bodyguard romance’ with the same title,” writes Bershad “It’s $12 cheaper and, when the characters beg ‘Daddy’ to ‘give them more,’ they’re asking for c**k instead of inheritance. So it’s less gross.”

You’re gross, Bershad. But you’re not wrong.

There is something a bit more attractive about the romance novel, however, and yes that is a direct reference to Don Jr.’s looks.

Additionally, if you Google “Triggered book,” the first result is the 2012 autobiography Triggered: A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, because back then the term “triggered” was still just a common psychological term that people could use without evoking Don Jr. and other unfortunate public figures.

Bershad’s joke about the upcoming book, though arguably the best one, is far from the only one on the topic today.

Others have come up with alternate titles for the book.

It was nice of Don Jr. to make a book cover with the title on a black background, making it so easy to replace said title with alternatives. Everyone should take advantage of his generosity. Don’t worry, he certainly won’t be triggered by it, because only people on the left get upset about things, right?

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*First Published: July 22, 2019, 10:29 am