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Surprising Revelations From Peek At Mary Trump's Book

The release of a tell-all book about President Trump and his family is being moved up to next week. Due to high demand and interest, publisher Simon and Schuster said "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," written by Trump's niece Dr. Mary L. Trump, will be published on Tuesday.

While the President's brother, Robert Trump, has filed several court actions seeking to block the book's release, claiming Mary is violating a nondisclosure agreement with family members, he’s been rebuffed so far. As for what’s in the thing? Here are some highlights:

Trump, who is a trained clinical psychologist, says her uncle does meet all nine criteria needed to be diagnosed as a narcissist. “The fact is,” she explains. “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 neuropsychological tests that he’ll never sit for.”

As for why she’s speaking out now? She says “the events of the last three years” have “forced [her] hand.” “By the time this book is published, hundreds of thousands of American lives will have been sacrificed on the altar of Donald’s hubris and willful ignorance,” she writes. “If he is afforded a second term, it would be the end of American democracy.”

She says the President’s crude rhetoric on the campaign trail, is nothing new and that it reminds her “of every family meal I’d ever attended during which Donald had talked about all of the women he considered ugly fat slobs or the men, usually more accomplished or powerful, he called losers.”

In the book, Dr. Trump writes that she didn’t take her uncle’s original run for the presidency seriously in 2016 — and their his oldest sister, a retired federal appeals court judge, didn’t either. “He’s a clown,’ my aunt Maryanne said during one of our regular lunches at the time,” Mary recalls. “[She said] ‘This will never happen’.”

Trump also suggests that, essentially, the President is dealing with serious ‘daddy issues.’ “Love meant nothing to Fred; he expected obedience, that was all,” she writes, referring to the president’s late father. “Over time, Donald became afraid that asking for comfort or attention would provoke his father’s anger or indifference when Donald was most vulnerable ... Donald suffered deprivations that would scar him for life.”

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is slamming the book, saying, “It’s ridiculous, absurd accusations that have absolutely no bearing in truth.”

Source: New York Times

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