Donald Trump’s niece Mary demands he ‘RESIGN’ in her first interview after publication of memoir blasting the president as a ‘sociopath’
Mary Trump, the niece of President Donald Trump, has called on her uncle to resign from office as she breaks her silence after publishing a memoir describing him as a ‘sociopath’.
‘Resign,’ Mary Trump responded when ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos asked her what message she would have for her uncle if she were in the Oval Office.
She said that, after being ‘perverted’ by the family’s deep-seated ‘issues,’ her uncle was destined to become a man ‘utterly incapable of leading this country, and it’s dangerous to allow him to do so.’
‘I saw firsthand what focusing on the wrong things, elevating the wrong people can do – the collateral damage that can be created by allowing somebody to live their lives without accountability,’ she said. ‘And it is striking to see that continuing now on a much grander scale.’
In the interview, Mary Trump also recalled visiting with her uncle in the Oval Office several months after he was inaugurated.
‘He already seemed very strained by the pressures… and I just remember thinking, “He seems tired. He seems like this is not what he signed up for,”‘ she said.
A clip of the interview was published on Tuesday, and the full interview is scheduled to air Wednesday morning. It is the first time people can hear from the author herself about life in the Trump family.
It comes after Judge Hal Greenwald of the New York State Supreme Court stopped the Trump family’s attempt to gag Mary Trump from talking about her book – ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man’ – which was released on Tuesday.
Mary Trump had been unable to personally talk about it after Robert Trump, President Trump’s brother, argued that the book violated a confidentiality agreement related to Fred Trump’s estate.
Mary Trump is President Trump’s niece, the daughter of his eldest brother Fred Trump, who died in 1981 due to complications from alcoholism.
However the courts ruled in her favor – both in publishing the book and letting her discuss it.
Judge Greenwald ruled that stopping publication was a ‘moot’ point because the book had already been distributed to sellers and publicized in the media.
‘Notwithstanding that the book has been published and distributed in great quantities, to enjoin Mary L Trump at this juncture would be incorrect and serve no purpose. It would be moot,’ he wrote.
Robert Trump, who is barely mentioned in the book, led the lawsuit that attempted to stop Mary Trump from publishing it, citing an agreement she signed following a financial settlement after her grandfather’s death.
Greenwald refused to apply a broad view of the estate settlement, saying that ‘what was confidential was the financial aspect.’
‘The parties agreed to keep the settlement under seal. That’s it,’ Greenwald wrote of the deal that was executed at a time when ‘the Trump family were New York based real estate developers and not much else.’