Donald Trump’s family has just begun airing its dirty laundry for the entire country to see. It is not as if he has done a good enough job showing us how bad he is. MSNBC’s Live with Craig Melvin just revealed that POTUS sent economic reprieve checks to one million dead people. Trump’s niece has a new tell-all book, but another uncle has been trying to block it.
As the drama continues, POTUS’ brother Robert sued Mary Trump, 55, and her publisher to halt and decease publication of her new memoir. Mary’ is currently a psychologist living in Long Island. Her attorney said that restraining order was the same thing as “censorship,” The People Magazine reported.
Her book delves into the family that put “dis” into “dysfunctional.” The greed that feeds her relatives has turned them into a cauldron of raptors who attack where they perceive any weakness.
Donald Trump has set his children against one another throughout their lives. Right now Ivanka Trump and her brother Don Jr. are having a veritable knife fight over who will be taking the king’s seat once their father steps down. Trump’s children from his first marriage tried to sue their little sister Tiffany Trump out of her inheritance.
Donald Trump’s restraining order follows the lawsuit to prevent his former National Security Advisor (NSA) John Bolton’s new memoir from releasing. Given that copies had already been leaked to the press and all the books had been printed and shipped, the lawsuit was useless.
‘[Too Much and Never Enough is a] revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him.’
The book is also expected to confirm Mary as a key source in a New York Times investigation into Donald Trump’s family finances, which was published in 2018. The article contained some confidential documents that did not make the president look good.
According to her publisher, her memoir describes:
‘[A] nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse” within the Trump family.’
Simon and Schuster said:
‘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.’
A spokesman for Simon & Schuster said this week that she “has written a compelling personal story of worldwide significance, and we look forward to helping her tell her story.”
The New York Times initially reported that the commander-in-chief’s younger brother Robert had filed the suit in Queens County Surrogate’s Court on Tuesday. This brother’s attorney Charles Harder also asked the court to halt Mary’s book. The argument refers to a 2001 confidentiality agreement the president made her and the rest of her family sign.
This nondisclosure agreement was in relation to a lawsuit over Fred Trump Sr.’s estate. He died in 1999.
Mary’s uncle Robert Trump said, according to The People Magazine:
‘Her attempt to sensationalize and mischaracterize our family relationship after all of these years for her own financial gain is both a travesty and injustice to the memory of my late brother, Fred, and our beloved parents. I and the rest of my entire family are so proud of my wonderful brother, the president, and feel that Mary’s actions are truly a disgrace.’
In response to the lawsuit, Mary and her publisher said the requested restraining order amounted to censorship.
Mary Trump’s attorney Theodore Boutros Jr. released a statement:
‘President Trump and his siblings are seeking to suppress a book that will discuss matters of utmost public importance. They are pursuing this unlawful prior restraint because they do not want the American people to know the truth. The courts will not tolerate this brazen effort to squelch speech in violation of the First Amendment.’
The president talked to The Axios about his niece recently, and said that her aunts and uncles were involved in a “tense legal conflict:”
‘[Mary Trump is] not allowed to write a book” because of the nondisclosure agreement signed as a result of the tense legal conflict within the family, spurred by what Mary and her brother argued was “fraud and undue influence.”‘
Donald Trump was the sole executor of his father’s estate, but The Business Insider reported in October 2018 that he tried to rewrite his father’s will almost a decade before his father’s death:
‘President Donald Trump sought to rewrite his father’s will in 1990 to strengthen his position as the sole executor of his father’s estate, according to a New York Times investigation published Tuesday.’
Fred Trump was not pleased with the Donald’s move, and removed him as “sole control of the estate:”
‘Fred Trump saw the move as an attempt to go behind his back and removed his son from having sole control of the estate, The Times reported, citing depositions and other documents it obtained.’
The report indicated that Fred Trump was afraid that Donald Trump would try to raid his fortune to prop up his “failing empire:”
‘Fred Trump feared that his son would strip the estate to rescue his own failing empire, the report says.’
In addition, The Times indicated that the president and his offspring had been involved in “outright fraud” for their own personal gain:
‘The investigation by The Times found that Donald Trump and his family engaged in “instances of outright fraud” to enhance their wealth. New York agencies are investigating the allegations in the report.’
The patriarch of the family Fred Sr. divided his wealth among his four living children instead of giving Fred Jr.’s family its rightful portion. Mary’s father Robert was the eldest child, but he died when he was just 43 in 1981 of a heart attack related to his alcoholism. Mary and her brother Fred Trump III received $200,000 each.
One of the issues that Robert’s children had with their aunts and uncles was that they pulled Fred III’s health insurance for his son who had “serious health complications including seizures and cerebral palsy.” POTUS told The New York Daily News:
‘When [Fred III] sued us, we said, ‘Why should we give him medical coverage?’
Later, the matter was settled “very amicably” according to the president. Yes, after a judge intervened.
The same article quoted Mary about the lawsuit. Since then, she has primarily avoided the public limelight.
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