President Donald Trump’s niece says her uncle is “a criminal, cruel and traitor” and should go to prison once he leaves the White House.
Mary Trump, a psychologist, author and outspoken critic of her relative, rejects the idea that taking a former president to trial would deepen America’s political divisions.
“It’s downright insulting to be told over and over again that the American people can handle it and that we just have to move on,” Mary Trump told The Associated Press in an interview this week.RELATED
“If anyone deserves to be prosecuted and tried, it is Donald,” he added. Otherwise “we just stay open to someone who, believe it or not, is even worse than him.”
Asked on the subject, a spokesman for the Trump campaign emailed a one-sentence response: “Did she mention that she has a book to sell?”
Mary Trump, the daughter of the president’s older brother, Fred Jr., announced this week that she is writing a second part of the successful and scathing book she published this summer about her uncle, titled “Too Much and Never Enough, How My Family Created The World’s Most Dangerous Man ”(“ Always too much and never enough: How my family created the most dangerous man in the world ”).
Once more with feeling:
I’m very happy to announce that my next book is coming out in July 2021.https: //t.co/Etvu71qFwR
– Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) December 1, 2020
His new book, “The Reckoning,” from St. Martin’s Press, will be out in July. The book will trace what she says is America’s collective trauma from its founding based on the labor of enslaved Africans to the growing economic and mental health impacts caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
With a doctorate in clinical psychology, the author argues that the United States needs to reimagine how it deals with mental health, treating it with the same vigor as physical illness.
Mary Trump does her critical writing amid legal disputes with her family.
Her uncle, Robert Trump, filed a lawsuit to prevent “Too Much and Never Enough” from reaching bookstores, citing a family agreement not to publish stories about key family members without his approval, but a court rejected that claim.
In September, Mary Trump sued the president, Robert Trump and their sister Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired federal judge, alleging they defrauded her with millions of dollars and kicked her out of the family business. Robert Trump died in August and the lawsuit is pending.
When his book on the family was published in July, Trump tweeted that Mary Trump was “a niece I’ve seen a few times (and) who knows little about me, says false things about my wonderful parents (who couldn’t stand her! ) and me, ”and violated a nondisclosure agreement.
The president falsely insists that he won reelection, but that the elections were rigged in favor of his Democratic rival Joe Biden.
“It’s not just that Donald is horrible and incompetent and cruel, it’s that he was allowed to be that way,” said Mary Trump. “Every transgression that has gone unpunished has been an opportunity for him to take things even further. That is part of the reason why we are going to see him destroy everything he can on his way to the exit door ”.