Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. tried to “bump off a child,” according to radio host Howard Stern’s interview with their father. The Newsweek magazine reported that “Trump and Donald Trump Jr. were embroiled in a battle to take away inheritance money from their sister. They learned from the master.
Longtime co-host Robin Quivers asked Trump Sr:
‘Do your older children get nervous every time you have another child?’
‘I have a friend who is also like a very rich guy. And he said how his children hate the new children coming along and everything else; I said, “Yeah, because every time you have a child, it’s 20 percent less to the people [Inaudible].”’
When the president’s father Fred Trump was 85, he had “built a real estate empire worth hundreds of millions of dollars.” Don Sr. went to his father to ask again for a huge chunk of money. He was in the middle of a divorce with Ivana who wanted “a billion dollars,” and “facing financial disaster,” according to The Washington Post.
It was 1990. The problem was that his father was having serious memory problems. He would soon be diagnosed with “diagnosed with cognitive problems.” That was when the commander-in-chief cooked up his dastardly plan:
‘[H]e sent an accountant and a lawyer to see his father, Fred Trump Sr., who was told he needed to immediately sign a document changing the will according to his son’s wishes, according to depositions from family members.’
The Post acquired records about how Trump “tore apart the Trump family, which continues to reverberate today.” His niece Mary Trump wrote a top-selling tell-all about her family Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man. It showed how the family still carried resentment three decades later.
Now that the country is weeks away from the election, Mary Trump continues to work to defeat her uncle. She has said in televised interviews she would do “everything in my power” to elect the president’s opponent Joe Biden.
She has secretly but legally recorded tapes of her Aunt Maryanne Trump Barry from 2019. Her aunt said her father was sick:
‘Dad was in dementia.’
At the time, Mary’s aunt discussed the issue with her estate law husband John:
‘I show it to John, and he says, “Holy s–t.” It was basically taking the whole estate and giving it to Donald.’
Maryanne convinced her father to not sign Donald Trump’s papers. He “didn’t talk to me for two years.” Mary Trump and others brought a case against her uncle in 2000. They wanted a larger inheritance from Fred Trump’s estate:
‘They alleged the executors of the father’s estate, her aunts and uncles “deceived her about the ‘true value’ of what she believes she should have inherited. Her complaint said she was s’fleeced her of tens of millions of dollars or more.’
The Ph.D. psychologist continued, noting there were “no limits to Donald’s unethical behavior:”
‘As demonstrated by his willingness to alter his father’s will illicitly and in secret, there are no limits to Donald’s unethical behavior. Because doing so benefited Donald, however, he had no compunction about deceiving his father in order to defraud his own siblings. There is no code of conduct, no moral or ethical imperative that stands in the way of Donald’s craven willingness to achieve his ends no matter the means.’
In the 2000 case Mary brought, Donald said:
‘It was a very bad period of time and if for any reason I was not able to come out of this well, then this would be giving me a trust to protect the money.’
Banks loaned Donald Trump money only to protect their interests:
‘Fred Trump Sr. sent a lawyer to one of his son’s casinos with a check for $3.35 million, which paid for 670 gambling chips worth $5,000 a piece, according to a New Jersey regulator’s report. The maneuver funneled desperately needed cash into the casino.’
That was when Trump cooked up his inheritance scam. He would amend (codicil) it. That act would have put his brothers and sisters:
‘[A]t Donald’s financial mercy, dependent on his approval for the smallest transaction.’
New York estate law expert Don Novick said:
‘It gave [Donald Trump] an enormous amount of authority he didn’t have in the original will. It gave him essentially full control to do whatever he wanted to run these businesses and to use estate and trust assets for that purpose.’
The president said in the 2000 deposition:
“My father wasn’t happy about it. The man was very, very sharp and wanted to know, you know, who the lawyer was. He wanted to read the document, wanted to get to understand the document and in the end he just didn’t like maybe the concept of the document or didn’t like the way it was presented or he just wanted to review the whole situation.’
Mary Trump’s father died from complications of alcoholism in 1981. So how much would go to his children? She provided an affidavit:
‘Mary Trump said in an affidavit in her 2000 case that the executors of Fred Trump Sr.’s estate, including her uncle Donald, had “lied in the probate proceeding” about the elder Trump’s mental health and coerced the elder Trump to effectively disinherit her and her brother.’
Donald Trump and the much younger brother he tormented in childhood challenged Mary and her brother Fred Trump III’s will. Trump did not even want to give health insurance to Mary’s nephew who had cerebral palsy. He said:
‘Why should we give [William] medical coverage?’
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