Toxic family raised a narcissist, says niece Mary of Trump

New York, July 8:

President Donald Trump’s niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book, blaming a toxic family for raising a narcissistic, damaged man who poses an immediate danger to the public, according to a copy obtained by the Associated Press.

Mary L. Trump, a psychologist, writes that Trump’s reelection would be catastrophic and that lying, playing to the lowest common denominator, cheating, and sowing division are all he knows.

“By the time this book is published, hundreds of thousands of American lives will have been sacrificed on the altar of Donald’s hubris and willful ignorance. If he is afforded a second term, it would be the end of American Democracy,” she writes in ‘Too Much and Never Enough, How My Family Created The World’s Most Dangerous Man’.

Mary Trump is the daughter of Trump’s elder brother, Fred Jr., who died after a struggle with alcoholism in 1981 at 42. The book is the second insider account in two months to paint a deeply unflattering portrait of the president, following the release of former national security adviser John Bolton’s bestseller.

In her book, Mary Trump, who is estranged from her uncle, makes several revelations, including alleging that the President paid a friend to take the SATs a standardized test widely used for college admissions in his place.

She writes that his sister Maryanne Trump did his homework for him but couldn’t take his tests and he worried his grade point average, which put him far from the top of the class, would scuttle his efforts to get accepted into the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he transferred after two years at Fordham University in the Bronx.

To hedge his bets he enlisted Joe Shapiro, a smart kid with a reputation for being a good test taker, to take his SATs for him, she writes, adding, Donald, who never lacked for funds, paid his buddy well.

White House spokesperson Sarah Matthews called the allegation completely false. Mary Trump also writes, in awe, of Trump’s ability to gain the support of prominent Christian leaders and white evangelicals, saying: The only time Donald went to church was when the cameras were there. It’s mind boggling. He has no principles. None! White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany slammed the book Tuesday, saying, It’s ridiculous, absurd accusations that have absolutely no bearing in truth.

Mary Trump traces much of her pain to the death of her father when she was 16. As her father lay dying alone, Mary Trump claims, Donald went to the movies. She says that, as a child, Donald Trump hid favorite toys from his younger brother and took juvenile stunts like Fred Jr. dumping a bowl of mashed potatoes on his then seven-year-old head so seriously that he harbored resentments even when his eldest sister, Maryanne, brought it up in her toast at his White House birthday dinner in 2017.

She paints Trump, who often called her Honeybunch, as a self-centered narcissist who demanded constant adulation even from his family and had little regard for family members’ feelings.

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