Trump's niece claims she leaked tax documents to NYT in 'harrowing and salacious' tell-all about the president
Mary Trump in 'Too Much And Never Enough' also alleges that Trump and her grandfather Fred Sr contributed to her father Fred Jr's death from alcoholism
The daughter of President Donald Trump's deceased brother is all set to become the first member of the Trump family to publish a tell-all book about the POTUS on August 11, just weeks before the Republican National Convention.
In the book called, 'Too Much And Never Enough,' Mary L. Trump, daughter of Fred Trump Jr. and the eldest grandchild of Fred Trump Sr., reveals that she was the primary source behind the New York Times' explosive piece on Trump’s taxes, including how he inherited more than $400 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire and was involved in “fraudulent” tax schemes.
Although the NYT had been tight-lipped about how they got their hands on Fred Trump Sr.’s tax returns and other financial documents of the Trump family, which were supposed to be highly confidential, Mary will reportedly be claiming credit for the paper's Pulitzer prize-winning piece. The exposé busted the myth that Trump was a self-made billionaire - something that he had been claiming as part of his achievement for years.
In addition, the book also includes conversations with Trump’s sister, retired federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry, as she expressed "intimate and damning thoughts about her brother," the Daily Beast reported. Mary also alleges in the book that the president and his father contributed to her father’s descent into alcoholism which led to his death from a heart attack in 1981; he was just 42.
She claimed that both of them neglected her father at critical stages of his addiction. Prior to his death, Fred Trump Jr., the firstborn son and once the heir apparent to his father’s real estate empire, had renounced his rightful claim to the family business to work for Trans World Airlines.
Last year, while speaking to the Washington Post, Trump made it seem like he and his brother were quite close as he said that he regretted pressuring his brother over his career choices as the family business “was just something he was never going to want” to do. “I do regret having put pressure on him. It was just not his thing... I think the mistake that we made was we assumed that everybody would like it. That would be the biggest mistake... There was sort of a double pressure put on him,” Trump admitted.
Nevertheless, Trump never accepted any blame for Fred Trump Jr.'s death. "I don’t think there was much we could do at the time," he said. "Things have been studied and learned right now that are much different."
But Mary, who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, is all set to reveal that there is bad blood between Trump and his brother's children over Fred Trump Sr.'s will that dates back over two decades. Mary and her brother, Fred III sued the Trumps saying their grandfather's will was “procured by fraud and undue influence” by the president and his siblings and that the duo should get had a larger share of the inheritance.
She also alleged that Trump, along with two other siblings, Maryanne, and Robert, stopped providing medical support to her brother's sick child, William, who was born with cerebral palsy. Trump's three surviving siblings -- Maryanne, 83, Robert, 72, and Elizabeth, 74 -- all sided with Trump on the matter of their father's will. Although Mary has avoided the limelight for the last couple of decades, she did condemn Trump's callous treatment of family members in a 2000 interview with the New York Daily News. “My aunt and uncles should be ashamed of themselves,” Mary Trump said about Donald Trump and his siblings. “I'm sure they are not.”