Donald Trump grew up in a dysfunctional family with an intimidating “sociopathic” father, and that made him a narcissistic liar, says the niece of US President Mary Trump, according to excerpts from her new book published Tuesday by various local media.
The publication of the book “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” was brought forward from July 28 to 14.
Less than four months from the US presidential election, he already tops Amazon’s bestseller list, just ahead of former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s book, published in June, which describes President Trump as corrupt and incompetent.
Trump’s younger brother Robert tried unsuccessfully to block the publication of his niece Mary’s work in New York justice.
But a recent restraining order against the writer that prevents her from speaking or writing about the family is still pending, and it will be considered in court on July 10.
In the book, the first about the US president written by a relative, Mary, a 55-year-old psychologist who is the daughter of Fred Jr, the late older brother of Donald Trump, recounts his experiences in the bosom of a “toxic family” in his grandparents’ house.
The 240-page work “sheds light on the family’s dark history to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens health, economic security and the global social fabric,” according to Simon and Schuster.
Fred Jr died of complications from alcoholism at age 42 in 1981. His father and Donald’s father, Fred Sr., died in 1999.
Clinical Diagnosis of Narcicism
According to the Washington Post, the author combines “family history with psychological analysis of her uncle” in the book.
She claims that her uncle meets all the clinical criteria for a narcissistic diagnosis, notes the New York Times. But tests would be necessary that the president may never accept, he added.
Explains how Donald Trump’s “bully” and “sociopath” father despised and mocked him. And how Donald Trump, seven years younger than Fred Junior, acquired “twisted behaviors” and learned “to lie to be valued” to defend himself from the humiliations of his own father.
He also claims that the American president paid someone to pass the SAT college entrance exam instead, according to the Times, which later allowed him to be accepted into the prestigious Wharton business school at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Donald, following the example of my grandfather and with the complicity, silence and inaction of his brothers and sisters, destroyed my father. I cannot let him destroy my country,” wrote Mary Trump, according to the CNN television channel.
White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said Tuesday that this is “a book of falsehoods,” although she admitted she had not read it.
“They are ridiculous and absurd accusations that are not rooted at all in the truth,” he said.