Politics: Mary Trump’s book says the president practices ‘cheating as a way of life’

Mary Trump surfaces in written testimony as fight over publication of her book rages on

  Mary Trump surfaces in written testimony as fight over publication of her book rages on Mary Trump's attorneys are pressing a judge to fully clear her path to publish a bombshell book about dealings with her family, including her uncle President Donald Trump, claiming the confidential settlement she signed decades ago was based on fraudulent financial information. © Facebook Donald Trump's niece, Mary L. Trump, author of the book "Too Much and Never Enough" which is set to be published by Simon & Schuster on July 28, 2020. In court filings Thursday night, Mary Trump and her attorneys said blocking the book would be unconstitutional.

A forthcoming book by President Trump’s estranged niece describes him as a “toxic” bully who practices “cheating as a way of life,” values money above anything and belittles his own family members, according to a Monday press release.

a woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump will now be published on July 14, 2020. (Copyright © Peter Serling, 2020) © Provided by New York Daily News Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump will now be published on July 14, 2020. (Copyright © Peter Serling, 2020)

In addition to those damning details, the press release from publisher Simon & Schuster says Mary Trump’s book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” will now be released July 14, two weeks earlier than planned — even though the president’s brother is trying to block the tell-all in court.

'Far beyond garden-variety narcissism.' Book by Trump's niece paints him habitual liar and inept

  'Far beyond garden-variety narcissism.' Book by Trump's niece paints him habitual liar and inept "This is far beyond garden-variety narcissism," Mary Trump writes, describing President Trump has having a fragile ego "that must be bolstered every moment."Mary Trump, in a book called "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created The World's Most Dangerous Man," said the president 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.

The publisher said it’s moving up the release date due to “high demand and extraordinary interest.”

“[It] is the story of the most visible and powerful family in the world. And I am the only Trump who is willing to tell it,” Mary Trump, 55, writes in an excerpt of the book’s prologue included in Monday’s release.

Having spent much time at the sprawling Queens home where President Trump and his siblings grew up, Mary Trump speaks from first-hand experience as she delves into embarrassing accounts about the leader of the free world, the press release states.

a large brick building with grass in front of a house: The boyhood home of President Trump in Queens. © Provided by New York Daily News The boyhood home of President Trump in Queens.

The boyhood home of President Trump in Queens. (Kathy Willens / AP/)

She recounts the “strange and harmful relationship” between her presidential uncle and her father, Fred Trump, Jr., who died young after a long battle with alcoholism, according to Simon & Schuster.

Mary Trump tell-all paints president as a 'narcissist' who is 'lost to his own delusional spin'

  Mary Trump tell-all paints president as a 'narcissist' who is 'lost to his own delusional spin' New details from Mary Trump's forthcoming tell-all book paint a damning portrait of the president as a textbook narcissist who was scarred by emotional abuse he suffered as a child.Mary Trump, a clinical psychologist, writes that her uncle is a textbook narcissist, and that his late father, the real estate developer Fred Trump, Sr., was a sociopath, according to reports in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and USA Today. The book is due to be released next Tuesday.

She also recalls the “appalling way Donald, Fred Trump’s favorite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer’s” in the late 1990s, the publisher says.

Other “explosive” portions of the book include vivid descriptions of the “twisted” values and behaviors Trump picked up as a young man including:

  • “Financial worth is the same as self-worth; humans are only valued in monetary terms.”
  • “A ‘killer’ instinct is revered, while qualities like empathy, kindness and expertise are punished.”
  • “Taking responsibility for your failures is discouraged.”
  • “Cheating as a way of life.”

Mary Trump, a clinical psychologist who has severed nearly all ties with her family, draws a parallel between the president’s uncharismatic character traits and his upbringing.

“Love meant nothing to Fred; he expected obedience, that was all,” she writes in another excerpt, 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.”

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  Trump's niece Mary says his reelection would spell 'the end of American democracy' Mary Trump is publishing a tell-all book about her "dangerous" uncle and their "toxic" family. It is due to release on July 14. © Simon & Schuster Mary Trump's book is set to be released on July 14. Simon & Schuster Writing in her upcoming book 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," Mary Trump said that if her uncle was reelected, it "would be the end of American Democracy," according to an advanced copy of the book obtained by The Associated Press (AP).

a person posing for the camera: Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump will now be published on July 14, 2020. © Provided by New York Daily News Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump will now be published on July 14, 2020.

Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump will now be published on July 14, 2020.

Mary Trump’s soon-to-be-released book has drawn a lawsuit from the president’s family.

Filed by Robert Trump, the president’s younger brother, the lawsuit charges that the book should never see the light of day because it allegedly violates a non-disclosure agreement Mary Trump signed in 2001 after the family divvied up the estate of family patriarch Fred Trump, Sr.

The legal action remains pending in Dutchess County Supreme Court in New York.

However, the presiding judge has signaled that, even if Robert Trump’s hush agreement argument holds water, it could be hard to block the book’s release since the publisher has already disseminated copies.

A federal judge in Washington recently declined to block the publication of former Trump national security adviser John Bolton’s book because hundreds of thousands of copies were already in circulation.

A Guided Tour Into the Troubled Mind of Donald Trump

  A Guided Tour Into the Troubled Mind of Donald Trump Mary Trump is a clinical psychologist and the president’s niece — and her new book peels back the layers of a dysfunctional family that shaped her uncle.“It’s difficult to understand what goes on in any family — perhaps hardest of all for the people in it. Regardless of how a parent treats a child, it’s almost impossible for that child to believe that parent means them any harm,” she observes in her new book, “Too Much and Never Enough,” as she parses the legacy of the patriarch, Fred Trump Sr. “Abuse can be quiet and insidious just as often as, or even more often than, it is loud and violent.

Charles Harder, Robert Trump’s lawyer, did not return a request for comment.

Trump, who did not appear in public Monday, maintains his niece can’t publish because of the decades-old non-disclosure agreement, recently telling news outlet Axios, “she’s not allowed to write a book.”

Chris Bastardi, a spokesman for Mary Trump, questioned why the Trump family continues to fight if the president has nothing to hide.

“The act by a sitting president to muzzle a private citizen is just the latest in a series of disturbing behaviors which have already destabilized a fractured nation in the face of a global pandemic,” Bastardi said. “If Mary cannot comment, one can only help but wonder: What is Donald Trump so afraid of?”

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