- Mary Trump, the niece of President Donald Trump, said her uncle is likely to spend the transition period “breaking stuff” with “vengeance.”
- Writing for The Observer, the president’s niece says she’s worried that he will “go as far” as delegitimizing the new administration and passing pardons that “will demoralize us.”
- Her comments come as President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election after a knife-edge race that took several days.
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Mary Trump, the niece of President Donald Trump, has continued her attacks on her uncle, warning that he is likely to spend the transition period “breaking stuff” with “vengeance” after losing the election to President-elect Joe Biden.
Writing for The Observer in an article published on Sunday, Mary Trump said that while Trump may not concede to the election, the period that follows will be worse.
“This is what Donald’s going to do: he’s not going to concede, although who cares. What’s worse is he’s not going to engage in the normal activities that guarantee a peaceful transition,” she wrote in the article.
“All he’s got now is breaking stuff, and he’s going to do that with a vengeance. I’ve always known how cruel he can be,” Mary Trump added.
The president’s niece wrote that she’s worried that he will “go as far” as delegitimizing the new administration, passing pardons that “will demoralize us,” and signing a “flurry of executive orders.”
“Remember, he will also still be in charge of the US response to the pandemic. There could be a million Americans dead by then under his watch,” Mary Trump said.
Her comments come as Biden won the 2020 presidential election after a knife-edge race in which he flipped the key battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
Decision Desk HQ and Insider made the call at 8:50 a.m. ET on Friday, while other news outlets including The AP, NBC, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The BBC called the election for Biden shortly after 11 a.m. ET on Saturday.
Biden addressed the nation from Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday, calling for unification of a clearly divided country. “The people of this nation have spoken,” Biden said. “They’ve delivered us a clear victory. A victory for ‘We the people.’ Tonight, we’re seeing all over this nation an outpouring of hope and renewed faith that tomorrow will bring a better day.”
His running mate Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, who also gave her victory speech on Saturday, will make history as the first female, first Black, and first Indian-American vice president in January.
Meanwhile, Trump has refused to concede the race and said he will push forward with a flurry of legal challenges, as part of an effort to contest the results. His campaign issued a statement on Friday, writing: “This election is not over.”
Mary Trump ended her opinion piece by saying the president is going to be “a factor in courtrooms in New York City more than he’s going to be a factor in politics.”
The president’s niece also said that talking up the possibility of Trump’s 2024 presidential run is “just a face-saving exercise”, which is a way of “distracting him from the fact that he’s probably going to prison.”
“What’s interesting is that Donald has never won anything legitimately in his entire life, but because he has been so enabled by people along the way, he has never lost anything either,” she wrote. “He’s the kind of person who thinks that even if you steal and cheat to win, you deserve to win.”
You can read Mary Trump’s full piece here.