- On Twitter Saturday, President Trump called his niece “unstable” and “rightfully shunned, scorned, and mocked her entire life.”
- The berating came after his niece, Mary Trump, released new recordings of the president’s sister criticizing his children.
- Mary Trump’s book, which came out in July, describes what she views as the president’s history of bullying and cheating his way through life.
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President Donald Trump blasted his niece, Mary Trump, on Twitter Saturday, calling her “unstable” and saying that she was “rightfully shunned, scorned and mocked her entire life, and never even liked by her own very kind & caring grandfather!”
Mary, 55, is a clinical psychologist who wrote the scathing book “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” about the president. It was released last month.
—Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2020
Trump’s tweets, in which he also said people can only land book deals and jobs with CNN and MSNBC (which he calls “MSDNC”) if they “contain as much bad ‘stuff’ as possible,” came after Mary released new recordings of his sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, criticizing the president’s children.
After Ivanka Trump posted a photo of her and her son on Instagram while the Trump administration was separating children from their families at the border, Barry can be heard in recordings saying: “That damn Ivanka puts this picture of the Madonna and Child on Instagram when the big news of the day was how kids are being ripped from their families.”
Mary Trump’s book describes accounts in which the president bullies and cheats “as a way of life”
In her book, Mary describes how her uncle bullies and cheats “as a way of life.” For example, she claims, he paid someone to take the SAT for him, which helped earn his admission to Wharton.
Mary also says the president went to the movies while his older brother was dying, and that his behavior is at odds with his evangelical base.
“The only time Donald went to church was when the cameras were there,” Mary writes, quoting her aunt. “It’s mind-boggling. But that’s all about his base. He has no principles. None!”
She blames Trump’s nature on his abusive upbringing by a father who hated apologies more than failures, and who didn’t allow the president to access or express his feelings.
“That’s what sociopaths do: they co-opt others and use them toward their own ends — ruthlessly and efficiently, with no tolerance for dissent or resistance,” she writes.