Trump a narcissist shaped by bullying father, says niece in memoir

Cheryl Sanders
July 8, 2020

A tell-all book by U.S. President Donald Trump's niece that has been the subject of a legal battle will be released next week.

Trump, a psychologist, writes that the coronavirus pandemic, the possibility of an economic depression and deepening social divides have brought out the "worst effects" of Donald Trump's pathologies, which were less evident when the country had a stable economy and the lack of serious crises. It's mind boggling. He has no principles. Mary Trump is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., the president's elder brother, who died in 1981.

Lying became a tool employed by all of Fred Trump Sr.'s children, for different reasons.

President Donald Trump's niece Mary Trump's upcoming book will be available to the public two weeks earlier than its original release date, the publisher, Simon & Schuster, said Monday, Fox News reported.

"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", Mary Trump adds. I think the mistake that we made was we assumed that everybody would like it.

Donald Trump's niece describes the U.S. president as a lying narcissist who was shaped by his domineering father, according to excerpts of her eagerly anticipated memoir carried in United States media Tuesday. "There was sort of a double pressure put on him", Trump told the paper.

She also claimed that she agreed to it after relying on asset valuations of her grandfather's estate that she now believes were inaccurate based on New York Times reporting, for which she was a key source.

A NY appellate court last week ruled the publication could go ahead over the Trump brothers' attempts to block it. A temporary restraining order against Simon and Schuster has been lifted, but one remains in place on Mary Trump, barring her from commenting publicly on the matter ahead of a July 10 hearing.

The president's brother Robert tried to bar publication of the book. But her statement suggests that the legal furore surrounding her book is further evidence of the problematic behaviour in her family she alleges and seeks to illuminate in her book, which left the Trump brothers outraged.

"No response, other than that it's a book of falsehoods, and that's about it", McEnany said, and moved on to several other topics. Trump was not on the dean's list in 1968, the year Trump graduated, according to records obtained by Penn's student newspaper The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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