Mary Trump Reveals Donald’s Sadly Cheap Christmas Gifts


In her new book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, President Donald Trump’s niece, Mary, reveals a cache of family secrets that she explains helped turn Donald into the man that he is today. As explained in articles from The Washington Post, The New York Times, and other outlets, Mary explains in the soon-to-be-released book how Donald shaped his behavior in an effort to stay in his father’s good graces, and the elements of this set-up included the development of some of Trump’s most familiarly self-aggrandizing behavior. Mary also revealed Trump’s hollowness through some more anecdotal means — in her new book, she explains that once, Donald gifted her with an “obviously regifted” basket of crackers, sardines, and salami, one reporter explains.

CNN’s Kevin Liptak reports:

‘Mary Trump says Ivana and Donald gave her a three-pack of underwear for Christmas one year, and an obviously re-gifted basket of crackers, sardines and salami another year (with an imprint of a missing can of caviar in the cellophane wrapping)’

In her book, Mary Trump also reveals anecdotes like the secret that Donald paid someone to take the SAT for him, and he used the person’s scores to help himself get into the Wharton business school at the University of Pennsylvania. Trump’s pathetic behavior would be of less consequence if he wasn’t the president of the United States, but this guy who Mary Trump describes is the same guy who is currently the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The Trump family tried to block Mary’s book from publication, but they were unsuccessful. Donald’s younger brother, Robert, filed a petition with the New York Supreme Court, requesting that the book be blocked on account of a nondisclosure agreement that Mary signed almost two decades ago in connection to a family dispute. The appeals division of the court subsequently ruled that the book’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, wasn’t bound by the terms of that nondisclosure agreement, clearing the way for the book’s publication, apparently — although as of Tuesday afternoon, Mary is still barred from public comment by a temporary restraining order that was issued in the case.