On Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that firing employees because they are gay or lesbian or transgender violated the law, thus striking a blow against Trump’s anti-LGBT agenda. Then on Thursday, they ruled against his attempt to get rid of the DACA program. On Wednesday accounts about John Bolton’s book describing Trump as an ignorant idiot unfit to hold his office appeared.
And that was not all. On Tuesday there was the announcement of another book, this time by Trump’s niece Mary L. Trump, a psychologist, who really lays into the highly dysfunctional Trump family.
New details have emerged about a book by Donald Trump’s niece, which its publisher says will “explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric”.
According to Simon & Schuster, Mary L Trump will describe “a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse” that explain the inner workings of “one of the world’s most powerful and dysfunctional families”.
According to the blurb, “a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece” will “shine a bright light on the dark history of their family” and offer a “revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J Trump and the toxic family that made him”.
“She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. 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.”
This book should be far more illuminating than Bolton’s attempt at extricating the neoconservative movement and himself from the wreckage that comes with being aligned with Trump. It is always interesting to see what formative experiences went into the creation of a extreme narcissistic sociopath. Mary Trump having a ringside seat during the entire period of Trump’s early life, coupled with her professional expertise, should shed quite a bit of light on how he became the awful person he is now.
According to Simon & Schuster – which is also behind Bolton’s tell-all and Bob Woodward’s Trump books – Mary Trump “has the education, insight, and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick.
“She alone can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga … because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the world’s most powerful and dysfunctional families.”
Former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg told the Beast that Mary Trump’s book would worry the president more than that by Bolton, because “it’s about family, it’s a personal betrayal … I’ve never seen something like this.”
Trump is threatening to sue to block publication of her book but unlike the similar threat against Bolton, this case has even less chance of succeeding since she is not the possessor of classified information the way that Bolton was. She had apparently signed a non-disclosure agreement to not discuss some aspects of the family’s business such as the disputes over her grandfather’s will but how sweeping that NDA is remains to be seen.