He is just a prince of a son. Of course, we are talking about Donald Trump. In a book telling all the family secrets, his niece Mary Trump explains how the president treated his father. Remember, this is the boy who threw rocks at a neighbor’s baby in its playpen.
POTUS’ niece is a clinical psychologist and a member of the country’s first family, which gives her particularly special insight. Her new book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man will be coming out on July 28.
Mary Trump is the only daughter of the president’s older brother Fred Trump Jr. Her brother suffered from complications at birth, and her father died of alcoholism when he was just 42-years-old. Fred Trump Sr. died when he was 93-years-old with Alzheimer’s disease. After he died, the Trump’s leaped upon the family fortune like a pack of hungry dire wolves feasting on the carcass of a dead deer.
The Worlds Most Dangerous Man delves into Donald Trump’s relationship with his father. as Fred Trump fought Alzheimer’s disease in his later years. How was the president’s treatment of his father? According to his niece, it was “appalling.”
Mary Trump has remained behind the curtain of family shame as the man who occasionally sits in the Oval Office took over the nation. Her book promises “unsparing detail” about her uncle. She digs deeply into the family dynamics where Donald Trump formed the core of the tornado of family conflict.
Her publisher Simon & Schuster examined “family patterns that created the damaged man.” In particular, she looks at the “strange and harmful relationship” that existed between the father and both of Fred Senior’s elder sons.
The publisher of Mary Trump’s book successfully teases potential readers about that relationship, according to The Huffington Post:
‘She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald.’
When Donald Trump was a little boy, his father took particular pleasure in his son fighting. In other words, he fostered the president’s worst instincts. Then, when POTUS got older, he become far to difficult to manage at home, so they did what many parents of that era did. They shipped him off to military school in the hope that the school would straighten him out.
Of course, the president’s patterns of behavior were already deeply entrenched by that time. Perhaps, if they had sent him off to the last resort families’ chose, the real military, something might have jarred loose in the Donald’s psyche. Instead, Fred Trump Sr. bribed a doctor to give his problem son “bone spurs.” As a result, another young man went to Vietnam in POTUS’ place, perhaps to die on the battlefield.
Mary Trump pointed out in her book how the elder Trump’s “favorite son” treated him:
‘[She wrote about] he appalling way Donald, Fred Trump’s favorite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer’s.’
The Daily Beast reported earlier this week that the author was also the source for The New York Times incisive reporting on Donald Trump’s sleight of hand to help his father and himself avoid millions in taxes in the 1990s.
Trump’s people said that he “is considering a lawsuit in an attempt to block the publication of the book,” according to The Times:
‘[Mary Trump] alone can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga, not just because of her insider’s perspective but also because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the world’s most powerful and dysfunctional families.’
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