TRUMP’S niece, Mary Trump, has said the president should resign as he is “utterly incapable of leading”, during an explosive interview, her first since her controversial book was published.
Mary, whose tell-all book was subjected to efforts to block its release, described her uncle’s leadership as “dangerous”, in an interview with ABC News.
“He is utterly incapable of leading this country and it’s dangerous to allow him to do so … based on what I’ve seen my entire adult life,” she told George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday.
Mary reflected on a 2017 trip to the White House, which happened just four months into Trump’s presidency.
“He already seemed very strained by the pressure,” she said. “He’d never been in a situation before where he wasn’t entirely protected from criticism or accountability or things like that.
“I just remember thinking: He seems tired, he seems — this is not what he signed up for, if he even knows what he signed up for,” she added.
When asked what she would tell Trump if she saw him in the Oval Office, she said: “Resign.”
Mary Trump’s new book, titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, was released on Tuesday, and 600,000 copies have already been printed, publisher Simon & Schuster said.
The book claims that the President’s father neglected, manipulated, and emotionally abused him.
Mary is the daughter of President Trump’s late older brother, Fred Trump Jr – who passed away at the age of 42 in 1981 from a heart attack.
Fred’s death came after his struggle with alcoholism.
In the book, Mary wrote: “Donald, following the lead of my grandfather and with the complicity, silence, and inaction of his siblings, destroyed my father. I can’t let him destroy my country.”
Mary obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tufts University and Columbia University.
She also earned another master’s degree and a Ph.D at Adelphi University.
The book’s original release date was set for July 28, but “high demand and extraordinary interest” prompted the date change.
Despite Trump’s youngest brother Robert attempting to stop the book from being published, it is already listed as No. 4 on the Amazon bestseller non-fiction list as of July 7.
The Trump family had argued that the publication of the book would violate a non-disclosure agreement.
In Mary’s explosive new book, she claimed Donald Trump suffered emotional child abuse from his dad, who left him scarred for life.
In the book, Mary will maintain that “love meant nothing” to Fred Trump Sr, who “terrified” the young President.
Trump’s niece has vowed she “had to take him down” with the tell-all book “spilling family secrets” prior to its early release, reported Axios.
“It wasn’t enough for me to volunteer at an organization helping Syrian refugees. I had to take Donald down,” she writes.
The book will claim that a two-year-old Trump was neglected and left with a “total dependence on a caregiver (Fred Sr) who also caused him terror” when his mom got sick.
According to the the Los Angeles Times, Mary Trump writes in the book: “Honest work was never demanded of him, and no matter how badly he failed, he was rewarded in ways that are almost unfathomable.
“He continues to be protected from his own disasters in the White House.
“But now the stakes are far higher than they’ve ever been before; they are literally life and death. Unlike any previous time in his life, Donald’s failings cannot be hidden or ignored because they threaten us all.”