Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, will publish a “harrowing and salacious” book about the president this August, according to reports.
Donald Trump’s niece has reportedly written a book about her uncle in which she details how and why she leaked family tax information to the New York Times – and delves into family feuds.
Mary Trump, 55, who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, is due to publish Too Much And Never Enough in August, to coincide with the Republican National Convention.
The book will reportedly lay bare how his sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, an 83-year-old retired federal judge, disapproves of Trump’s presidency.
Trump Barry had conversations with Mary in which she expressed ‘damning thoughts about her brother,’ The Daily Beast reported.
The book will also allege that Trump and his father, Fred Trump Sr, contributed to the death of Trump’s alcoholic elder brother Fred Trump Jr by failing to help him.
Trump has previously spoken of his regret at the death of Fred Trump Jr, aged 42, in 1981.
The beef between Trump and his niece dates back 20 years, to a fight over Fred Trump Sr.’s (Trump’s father) will, and the actions Trump reportedly took to cut off financial and medical support for her brother’s ill child.
Trump’s three surviving siblings – Maryanne; Robert, now 72; and Elizabeth, now 74 – all agreed with Trump in an argument over Fred Sr’s will as his brother Fred Jr was an alcoholic and couldn’t manage the family business.
Mary and her brother Fred III were then at loggerheads with their aunts and uncles and argued that the will was ‘procured by fraud and undue influence’, and that they should have had a larger share of the inheritance than what was given to them.
Mary and Fred III then had issues with Trump and his sisters over care for Fred III’s son William, who was born with cerebral palsy.
In October 2018, The New York Times’s published details about Trump’s financial affairs after getting information from his niece Mary.
The New York Times’s October 2018 investigation into Trump’s financial affairs – for which Mary reveals herself to be the source – punctured the carefully-curated image of Trump as a self-made tycoon.
The paper found that Trump had received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire.
The Times also alleged that Trump was involved in ‘fraudulent’ tax schemes, allegations which the president’s lawyer strongly denied.
Simon & Schuster, the publishers, are said to be remaining tight-lipped about the content of the book – the first expose of Trump written by a family member.
But The Daily Beast reported that it will be an explosive account from within the Trump dynasty.