The Pokypsy City Court allowed the niece of US President Mary Trump to give an interview and discuss her book, which had been published the day before. It talks about the growing up of Donald Trump and his older brother, as well as the harmful influence of their father. Relatives of the head of the White House have repeatedly tried to ban the publication of memoirs, the book really came out quite personal, the US president appears in it as a deeply traumatized and deprived of love person who took over all the bad qualities of his father.
On July 14, Mary Trump’s head niece’s book, Too Much and Always Little: How My Family Created the Most Dangerous Person in the World, went on sale – these are memoirs about her family’s life, and, most importantly, about her uncle, the 45th US President Donald Trump
On the same day, a court in Pokeepsy, New York, allowed her to give an interview or discuss a book. Trump’s younger brother, Robert, sought a ban on publication, including on the basis of a non-disclosure agreement signed by Mary Trump when sharing a family inheritance. This is not the first lawsuit on his part, but these attempts have not been crowned with success.
Judge Hal Greenwald clarified that the publisher Simon and Schuster has already printed and sent to customers more than 600 thousand copies of this book. Greenwald believes that in these circumstances, recalling all copies from bookstores, libraries, and digital storage “seems like an impossible task.”
This is not the first time Mary Trump has shared information about her family and president. In 2018, an investigation by The New York Times about Trump’s involvement in fraudulent tax evasion schemes received the Pulitzer Prize. Confidential documents, in this case, were given to the publication by his niece.
Mary Trump’s book really came out very personal. Mary is the daughter of the president’s older brother, Fred Trump Jr., who died in 1981 at the age of 42.
At the center of the memoir is a complex relationship within the Trump family. Mary describes how Donald and Fred’s father, Fred Trump Sr., influenced his children, what it resulted in, and what kind of difficult relationship existed between the brothers.
Mary Trump herself is a bachelor and master in English literature. In addition, she defended her doctoral dissertation in clinical psychology at Adelphi University. Applying his skills, the author makes several diagnoses to the president of the United States at once – narcissism, asocial personality disorder, sociopathy, and dependent personality disorder, along with an undiagnosed diagnosis of learning disability, which probably interferes with the ability of the US president to process information.
She connects all this with the influence of her grandfather on his sons. She calls Fred Sr. “a highly functional sociopath,” who demonstrated harshness, indifference, and attempts to control everyone. Elder Trump, she said, lacked “real human feelings.” Donald, looking at this, tried to resist the pressure of his father, but was completely subjected to his influence.
“Donald takes any objection as a challenge and only exacerbates his behavior, which causes such a reaction. For him, criticism is like permission to behave even worse. Fred eventually began to respect Donald’s stubbornness, because it spoke of the rigidity he sought from his sons, ”the writer writes.
Fred Trump, in her words, instilled and strengthened the worst qualities of his middle son – mockery, disrespect for others, lack of empathy, insecurity, and self-praise.
Mary Trump reports that the main values of her family have always been privileges and money, lying was considered right, an apology was considered a weakness. In the Trump family, it was believed that everyone must be a “killer” – that is, completely invulnerable.
The author’s father, Freddy Trump, according to her, was constantly bullied by his father because he did not live up to his expectations. As the eldest son, he was supposed to lead the family business but instead became a pilot.
“Freddy was just not what they wanted him to be,” writes Mary Trump. “Fred destroyed his eldest son, devaluing and humiliating every aspect of his personality and his natural abilities, so far all that remains of him is self-accusation and a desperate need to please a person who he does not need.”
As a result, Freddie Trump, suffering from alcoholism and heart disease, was abandoned by his family members, while Donald was exalted.
And, according to Mary Trump, her uncle – Donald Trump – imitating his father, also neglected his older brother. He made fun of him, mocked him, did not attend Freddie’s wedding, and when he got to the hospital, the current US president was too busy to visit him.
“While my father lay dying alone, Donald went to the cinema,” writes Mary Trump. Of course, the bulk of the book is about the personality of the US president. Mary Trump gives some stories about the growing up of Donald Trump: how he paid a friend to pass the SAT (academic grading test for admission to higher education in the United States) instead, how, despite his fortune, Trump and his wives saved on Christmas gifts or about how he made a greasy compliment to Mary in the presence of his wife.
She also writes that his mother’s non-participation in the education of Donald Trump, caused him “powerful, but primitive” survival mechanisms, including hostility, aggression, indifference, and neglect.
“Unable to satisfy his emotional needs, he became too skilled in acting as if he had never had them,” the author writes.
“His [Donald Trump] ego is a fragile thing that must be supported every moment because he deeply knows that he is not who he considers himself,” says Mary Tram. “He knows they never loved him.”
She also draws parallels between the behavior of Donald and the behavior of her father, telling how Fred Trump always made his clients and visitors come to him either in his Brooklyn office or in his house, where he remained sitting while they stood. Fred Trump often used hyperbolas during a conversation: “Everything was“ great, ”“ fantastic ”and“ perfect. ” It is with these words that the president often characterizes any international meetings or negotiations. Mary Trump also considers the professional habits of her father and son similar: “To work with judges, to lie, to deceive – for Fred it was a legitimate tactic for doing business.”
However, she also describes how Donald Trump made fun of his father when he began to suffer from Alzheimer’s.
In general, the niece of the US president believes that all his actions are still aimed at seeking the approval of his already deceased father.
“Each of Donald’s crimes became an audition in front of his father as if he were saying,“ You see, Dad, I’m the toughest. I am a killer, ”she writes.