Donald Trump won 39 percent of the female vote in 2016 despite having written that “it doesn’t matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of a**,” bragged about grabbing women by their genitals, and was accused of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and even rape by 25 different women. It should come as no surprise to any of those women, nor anyone else, that Trump is once again being accused of sexual harassment, this time against his own niece.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 7, 2020
Mary Trump, the daughter of Trump’s late older brother, Fred, Jr., writes that Trump made sexual comments about her breasts that made her feel uncomfortable. While it would be shocking to hear that a man admired his niece’s breasts, this is the same man who was already thinking about what his daughter Tiffany’s breasts would look like someday when she was an infant and has said that he’d be dating Ivanka, if she wasn’t his daughter.
The Daily Beast writes that:
‘In one particularly disturbing scene from a trip to Mar-a-Lago, Mary recounts how when she was 29 and wearing a bathing suit and a pair of shorts to lunch at the resort, her uncle looked up at her and remarked, “Holy shit, Mary. You’re stacked.”
‘“Donald!” Marla Maples said to her then-husband, slapping him on the arm.
‘“I was twenty-nine and not easily embarrassed, but my face reddened, and I suddenly felt self-conscious,” Mary recounts. “I pulled my towel around my shoulders. It occurred to me that nobody in my family, outside of my parents and brother, had ever seen me in a bathing suit.”’
The White House claims that no one has actually read Mary’s book, but that it is “a book of falsehoods.” Kellyanne Conway told reporters that she doesn’t “like to get involved with people’s family business” and that she “certainly wouldn’t if I were troubled, thin-skinned, and living in a glass house.”
Yes, the statement was ironic, but it also implies that Trump’s niece is “thin-skinned” after she alleged sexual harassment and “troubled” despite her account.
.@PressSec on Mary Trump's book:
"Have yet to see the book, but it is a book of falsehoods."
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) July 7, 2020
Mary’s tell-all book also recounts stories about Donald Trump’s indifference to the rest of his family, including his own children and their spouses. In fact, it appeared that he didn’t even notice his middle son, Eric’s, wife until she made a speech about him on the campaign trail.
‘At the dinner, just a few months after her uncle had moved into the White House, Mary recounts how Donald gestured towards Eric Trump’s wife, his daughter-in-law. “Lara, there,” he said. “I barely even knew who the fuck she was, honestly, but then she gave a great speech during the campaign in Georgia supporting me.” The couple had been together for eight years.’
#BREAKING: Kellyanne Conway responds to Mary Trump's book: "Unlike many of you, I don't like to get involved with people's family business. I certainly wouldn't if I were troubled, thin-skinned, and living in a glass house." pic.twitter.com/V8L3OrYFaQ
— The Hill (@thehill) July 7, 2020
Trump’s sister, federal judge Maryann Trump Barry, made frequent remarks to her niece about her brother, calling him “a clown.” saying that the only thing he had ever accomplished on his own was “five bankruptcies,” and was stunned that her brother had evangelical support in 2016. She told her niece “the only time Donald went to church was when the cameras were there. It’s mind boggling. He has no principles. None!”
Trump doesn’t appear to have had a good relationship with his brother, Fred Jr., either. Mary describes the night her father died, having been sent alone to the hospital where he died.
‘In another disturbing anecdote, Mary Trump writes that her father, Fred Trump Jr.—a heavy drinker who ultimately quit working for his father in favor of a job as a pilot for Trans World Airlines—died alone at the hospital in 1981 following an alcohol-induced heart attack. He was just 42.
‘The night his family sent him to the hospital alone, President Trump had gone to see a movie, she said.’
Mary Trump alleges the president paid someone to take his SATs, wasn’t there for his brother the night he died, and takes issue with some of the armchair diagnosing of the president that’s popular on Twitter https://t.co/0Dn4mOgguR
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 7, 2020
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