Simon & Schuster Moves Up Release Of Mary Trump's Bombshell Memoir

Carla Harmon
July 7, 2020

Those factors, along with "Donald's penchant for division, and uncertainty about our country's future have created a ideal storm of catastophes that no one is less equipped than my uncle to manage", she writes.

That, she writes, left the future president and his siblings dependent on his father, Fred Trump, a NY property developer who died in 1999 and who Mary Trump describes as a "high-functioning sociopath".

"... Having been abandoned by his mother for at least a year, and having his father fail not only to meet his needs but to make him feel safe or loved, valued or mirrored, Donald suffered deprivations that would scar him for life".

The decision to move up the date of Too Much And Never Enough: How My Family Created The World's Most Dangerous Man, was based on "high demand and extraordinary interest", according to a spokesperson for the publisher.

Much emphasis is put on how Mr Trump and his older brother Fred Jr were treated by their father, Fred Trump, who is portrayed as a heavy-handed parent focussed on succeeding in business. But Fred firmly believed that dealing with young children was not his duty.

Although "Too Much and Never Enough" isn't out yet, it is already No. 1 on Amazon.

She also recalls the "appalling way Donald, Fred Trump's favorite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer's" in the late 1990s, the publisher says.

Mary Trump has been unable to comment on the matter directly due to legal reasons.

His lawyers said she signed a family estate settlement nearly 20 years ago that included a confidentiality clause explicitly saying members of the family would not "publish any account concerning the litigation or their relationship", unless they all agreed.

In a four-page affidavit she filed with the NY court late Thursday, she declared she has not received any money from the family estate settlement since April 2001.

The book also reveals how Mary Trump became the primary source of the New York Times' explosive 2018 investigation into the Trump family's tax evasion schemes.

The Trumps argue this prevents her from writing a memoir, but she disagrees.

According to Mary, among the Trump family "taking responsibility for your failures is discouraged" and "cheating as a way of life".

In an affidavit filed last week, Mary claimed she relied on "false valuations" from the rest of her family to determine the amount she got from Fred Sr's will.

Mary has been estranged from the family for years and is the first Trump member to break ranks and divulge alleged family secrets.

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