TELL-ALL BOOK BY MARY TRUMP HITS US BOOKSTORES
A tell-all book by US President Donald Trump's niece was published in the United States on Tuesday, despite attempts by family members to stop its release, Tyler Tomasello wrote for Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) early on July 15, 2020.
In the memoir, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," Mary Trump describes how a toxic family dynamic, led by the Trump patriarch Fred, created an emotionally void president who "now threatens the world's health, economic security, and social fabric," according to the publisher's website.
A New York judge on Monday dismissed a bid by the president's brother Robert Trump to block the book's release, in which he had cited a non-disclosure agreement Mary Trump signed after a court battle over the estate of the president's father. Judge Hal Greenwald noted that the book had already "reached millions of people by the tremendous attention it has gained by the media." Dr. Mary Trump, a clinical psychologist, argues that Trump's father was a "sociopath" who "destroyed" the president and rid him of the ability to "experience the entire spectrum of human emotion," according to excerpts published in the Washington Post.
"Donald, following the lead of my grandfather and with the complicity, silence and inaction of his siblings, destroyed my father," she writes, according to CNN. "I can't let him destroy my country." Mary Trump has long been estranged from her family. Her father Fred Jr died in 1981 after years of struggling with alcoholism. She also writes that the president cheated on his college entrance exams, gaining him a place at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania.