Trump suffered 'child abuse' at the hands of his father that scarred him for life, niece Mary claims in book

Mary Trump's memoir 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man' suggests Trump's father Fred caused him terror


                            Trump suffered 'child abuse' at the hands of his father that scarred him for life, niece Mary claims in book
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President Donald J. Trump suffered "child abuse" at the hands of his father, who was never there for him during his childhood and left him with "deprivations that would scar him for life," an explosive new memoir has claimed. Mary Trump, the president's niece, is writing a tell-all book about Trump's life titled 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man' which is set to release next week.

A licensed clinical psychologist, Mary is one of two children of Fred Trump Jr., Trump's older brother who died in 1981 following a life-long struggle with alcoholism, and has promised to provide an inside look at what made the president who he is today.

Simon&Schuster, the book's publisher, recently released the back cover, which read, "Today, Donald Trump is much as he was at three years old: incapable of growing, learning, or evolving, unable to regulate his emotions, moderate his responses, or take in and synthesize information."

It also went on to detail how Trump's childhood took a turn for the worse after the death of his mother, which meant he was now solely under the care of a distant father who prioritized business over all else and to whom "love meant nothing." "Child abuse is, in some sense, a matter of 'too much' or 'not enough,'" Mary wrote, according to the Daily Mail. "Donald's mother became ill when he was two and a half, suddenly depriving him of his main source of comfort and human contact. His father, Fred, became his only available parent."

"But Fred firmly believed that dealing with young children was not his duty, and kept to his twelve-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week job at Trump Management, as if his children could look after themselves."

Mary said, from the very beginning, Fred's self-interest "skewed his priorities and his care of children reflected his own needs, not theirs," and that because he could not empathize with his son's plight, Trump's "fears and longings went unsoothed." "Love meant nothing to Fred; he expected obedience, that was all," she claimed. "Over time, Donald became afraid that asking for comfort or attention would provoke his father's anger or indifference when Donald was most vulnerable."

"That Fred would become the primary source of Donald's solace when he was much more likely to be a source of fear or rejection put Donald in an intolerable position: total dependence on a caregiver who also caused him terror. Donald suffered deprivations that would scar him for life."

It has been announced that the book's release would be pushed forward by two weeks, from July 28 to July 14, due to "high demand and extraordinary interest" which has pushed it to No. 1 on the Amazon best-seller list. However, it is still the subject of a legal dispute between Mary and the Trump family. The Trumps have claimed that a nondisclosure argument that Mary signed 20 years ago to settle a dispute over the estate of Fred Sr. prevents her from writing a memoir. A hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, July 9, before a judge in Dutchess County.

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