Donald Trump’s communication team says the claims his niece Mary Trump made about him in her upcoming book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man are false.
In Mary L Trump’s new book, she accuses her uncle of being a “sociopath” whose “hubris and willful ignorance” is just the aftermath of his toxic upbringing. CNN reports that Mary has been fed up with Trump’s actions during his presidency, and she feels it’s time to speak up. “Donald, following the lead of my grandfather and with the complicity, silence, and inaction of his siblings, destroyed my father. I can’t let him destroy my country,” said Mary in a copy of the book that was obtained by CNN.
The book is a combination of Mary’s personal accounts and memory, along with conversations she’s had with family members and others. In addition, the book includes legal documents, bank statements, tax returns, and other documents, CNN reports. Mary takes a stance against Trump by calling out his “blatant display of sociopathic disregard for human life” over the coronavirus pandemic and even expresses her issue with how Trump handled her father’s (his brother) alcoholism. Mary’s father, #FreddyTrump, died after struggling with the disease. The author and clinical psychologist says Trump’s father, Fred, “dismantled his oldest son,” referring to her father. “The only reason Donald escaped the same fate is that his personality served his father’s purpose. 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 writes.
She goes on to say that he “knows he has never been loved,” saying that Trump’s “ego is a fragile thing that must be bolstered every moment because he knows deep down that he is nothing of what he claims to be.” Trump is well-known for his scam artist tactics, and Mary says he was no different as a young adult. The woman claims Trump paid someone to take his SAT tests for him so he could get into the University of Pennsylvania. She writes that “Trump was “worried that his grade point average, which put him far from the top of his class, would scuttle his efforts to get accepted.” Mary continues, saying he hired “a smart kid with a reputation for being a good test taker, to take his SATs for him.” Money was never an issue, Mary says. “Donald, who never lacked for funds, paid his buddy well,” Mary explains.
However, Trump and his team are slamming claims from Mary’s book, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews called the SAT story in particular “absurd” and “completely false.” She says Mary’s book “is clearly in the author’s own financial self-interest.” Matthews continued: “President Trump has been in office for over three years working on behalf of the American people — why speak out now? The President describes the relationship he had with his father as warm and said his father was very good to him. He said his father was loving and not at all hard on him as a child.”
Matthews also said that Trump claims to have had a very “loving” relationship with his father. Instead of the abusive father Mary detailed Fred to be, Matthews instead said Trump’s father “was loving and not at all hard on him as a child.” On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters, “It’s a book of falsehoods, and that’s about it.”