Donald Trump is 'looking to sue his niece Mary' over her tell-all book
Donald Trump is ‘looking to sue his niece Mary’ over her tell-all book after ‘she signed an NDA in 2001 banning her from talking about her relationship with the president’
- Mary Trump will release ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,’ on July 28, according to her publisher
- Her uncle Donald, 74, is now looking into legal action against his niece, 55
- She reportedly signed a non disclosure agreement regarding their relationship
- The book marks the first time that a member of Trump’s family will publish unflattering stories about the former real estate tycoon and reality TV star
- ‘It’s about family, it’s a personal betrayal’, one former Trump adviser said
Donald Trump is looking to sue his niece Mary after she announced plans to publish a no-holds-barred memoir on the president’s family, according to reports.
Mary Trump, 55, will release ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,’ on July 28, according to Simon & Schuster.
Her uncle Donald is now looking into legal action amid reports she signed a non disclosure agreement in 2001 banning her from talking about their relationship, according to The Daily Beast.
The book marks the first time that a member of Trump’s family will publish unflattering stories about the former real estate tycoon and reality TV star.
Mary is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr, the president’s older brother, who died in 1981 at age 42 due to complications from alcoholism.
The 240-page book will detail events she witnessed as a child while spending time at her grandparents’ house in New York’s Queens borough, where her uncle and his four siblings grew up.
Donald Trump is looking to sue his niece Mary after she announced plans to publish a no-holds-barred memoir on the president’s family, according to reports
Mary Trump is scheduled to release her tell-all tome Too Much And Never Enough on July 28, a few weeks before the start of the Republican National Convention
‘She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse,’ Simon & Schuster said in a blurb about the book.
The president is said to have been briefed by his lawyers but it is not yet clear what action, if any, he will take.
The United States government on Tuesday sued former National Security Advisor John Bolton, accusing him of breach of contract and claiming that publication of his book would unlawfully put out classified information.
Fred Trump Jr (pictured), Donald’s brother and Mary’s father, died in 1981 after battling alcoholism
A lawsuit, filed by a U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C., follows up on a threat leveled by President Trump that his former aide would experience ‘criminal problems’ if he went ahead with his tell-all.
The book claims Trump is willing to ‘endanger or weaken’ the U.S. to get reelected.
But it is not clear from the suit that DOJ would force a stop in publication. It claims Bolton violated non-disclosure agreements not to reveal classified information, but also lays out a lengthy review process the government failed to complete.
The Justice Department is asking the court to ‘instruct or request’ that that his publisher delay publication, allowing for the completion of a standard security review that has gone on for months.
Sam Nunberg, a former political adviser to Trump, told The Daily Beast the president ‘would be more upset about’ Mary Trump’s book than Bolton’s.
He added: ‘It’s about family, it’s a personal betrayal. The president has dealt with disgruntled past employees saying things and criticizing him. But in all my research—and I’m very well read on the Trumps—I’ve never seen something like this.’
Mary Trump, a clinical psychologist, will say that the president, despite being his father’s favorite son, ‘dismissed and derided him’ when he began to suffer from Alzheimer’s.
In the book, she explains ‘how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office,’ the publisher said.
It will include ‘the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald,’ the blurb adds. Fred Trump died in 1999.
‘She alone can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga, not just because of her insider’s perspective but also because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the world’s most powerful and dysfunctional families,’ it concludes.
The book was first revealed by the Daily Beast on Sunday.
The website reported that Mary Trump will reveal that she was the primary source for the New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into Donald Trump’s finances and taxes.
Mary Trump, 55, will release ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,’ on July 28
The investigation alleged that the president had received more than $400 million in today’s terms from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through fraudulent tax schemes.
A spokeswoman for The New York Times declined to comment in the newspaper’s own article on the Daily Beast’s claim that Mary Trump provided them with documents.
Several Trump aides and journalists have written books critical of the president, but Mary Trump’s is billed as the first by a family insider.
Elizabeth Trump Grau, the 78-year-old sister of President Trump, remained tight-lipped while seen for the first time since the news her niece penned what’s expected to be a blockbuster book about the family.
Grau and her husband, 80-year-old movie company producer James Grau, weathered the pre-publication storm at a Palm Beach golf course restaurant on Monday night.
Sam Nunberg, a former political adviser to Trump, told The Daily Beast the president ‘would be more upset about’ Mary Trump’s book than John Bolton’s, pictured
Elizabeth Trump Grau, the 78-year-old sister of President Trump, remained tight-lipped while seen for the first time since the news her niece penned what’s expected to be a blockbuster book about the Trump family, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal
When approached by DailyMail.com for a comment about the upcoming book, Elizabeth jutted her chin forward like the president often does and said: ‘I’ve got nothing to say.’
The book is due out a few weeks before the Republican convention in August, when Trump will accept the party’s nomination for his re-election bid in November.
The bad blood between Trump and his niece dates back 20 years to a fight over the will for Fred Trump Sr, the President’s father.
Trump’s three surviving siblings – Maryanne, Robert and Elizabeth all agreed with Trump in an argument over Fred Sr’s will.
But Mary and her brother Fred III argued that the will was ‘procured by fraud and undue influence’, and that they should have had a larger share of the inheritance.
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