Trump hired proxy to write SATs for him as he embraces 'cheating as a way of life', says niece Mary in memoir
US President Donald Trump is a pathological "narcissist" who cheated on his college entrance examination and has embraced "cheating as a way of life" ever since, an explosive new memoir from his niece has claimed. Mary Trump, the daughter of Trump's older brother Fred Trump, will be releasing the memoir, titled 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man,' next week in a bid to explain the working of a man who "now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric."
Mary, a licensed clinical psychologist, said Trump exhibits a series of "twisted behaviors", including seeing other people in just monetary terms, and has attempted to shine a light on the incidents that she's claiming has defined the president we know today. In excerpts viewed by the New York Times, Mary recalled Trump's time in high school in Queens, when she said he paid someone to take the SATs for him. The high score that the proxy earned him helped him gain admittance when he transferred as an undergraduate to the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton business school. Trump has repeatedly boasted about attending Wharton and has referred to it as the "best school in the world" that involves "super genius stuff".
Mary is not the only one in the family who harbors reservations about Trump. She wrote that Trump's sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired federal appeals court judge, had expressed concern when he announced he was running for the presidency. "He’s a clown -- this will never happen," she quotes her aunt saying during one of their regular lunches in 2015, adding that Maryanne was particularly baffled about the support for him among the evangelical Christians. "The only time Donald went to church was when the cameras were there," Maryanne reportedly told her. "It’s mind-boggling. But that’s all about his base. He has no principles. None!"
Mary also asserted that her uncle exhibits all the nine clinical criteria for being a narcissist but went on to say that term alone was not enough to portray the extent of his psychological troubles. She said 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."
"Fred [Trump Sr.] firmly believed that dealing with young children was not his duty, and kept to his 12-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week job at Trump Management as if his children could look after themselves," she wrote, adding that, from the very beginning, Fred's self-interest "skewed his priorities and his care of children reflected his own needs, not theirs." "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." The 'abuse' he suffered as a child eventually had severe implications, she wrote. "The fact is, Donald’s pathologies are so complex and his behaviors so often inexplicable that coming up with an accurate and comprehensive diagnosis would require a full battery of psychological and neurophysical tests that he’ll never sit for."
The book's publisher, Simon & Schuster, has pushed forward the release of the book by two weeks to July 14 due to "high demand and extraordinary interest." However, it is still the subject of a legal dispute between Mary and the Trump family, who have claimed it is violating a non-disclosure argument that Mary signed 20 years ago to settle a dispute over the estate of Fred Sr. Asked about the book, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said it was a "book of falsehoods" and told reporters, "It's ridiculous, absurd allegations that have absolutely no bearing in truth. Have yet to see the book, but it is a book of falsehoods."