US media have published the first passages from Mary Trump's book. In the book, Donald Trump's niece describes the U.S. President as a lying and cold-hearted narcissist with a complicated family history. For her uncle, "cheating is a lifestyle," wrote the daughter of Trump's late brother Fred Trump Jr, according to the New York Times . Already in high school he had paid someone to write a test for him - so that he himself could later visit the respected business management company Wharton. Trump uses lies as a means of "self-glorification" to present himself better than he really is.
Today's president was shaped by his father Fred, a "sociopath" who suppressed the development of human emotions in his son, writes the doctor of psychology, according to the Washington Post . "By restricting Donald's access to his own feelings and making many of them unacceptable, Fred has perverted his son's perception of the world and damaged his ability to live in it."
Mary Trump certifies that her uncle meets all psychological criteria of narcissism. At the same time she writes: "Donald's pathologies are so complex and his behavior so often inexplicable that a whole series of psychological and neurophysiological tests would be necessary for an accurate and comprehensive diagnosis."
She warned vigorously that the US president would serve a second term. "I can't let him destroy my country," CNN quoted Mary Trump. After the past three years with Trump as president, she "could no longer be silent" and allow the same to happen to her country.
The publisher 's description states that Mary Trump draws a "portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family" that has made him what he is today: a man "who is now health, economic security and the social fabric of the world is threatened ". The corona pandemic, the danger of a recession, the ever deeper gaps in society, Trump's tendency to play the camps against each other, and his own uncertainty about the country's future would have created an unprecedentedly catastrophic situation.
"Book of Falsehoods"
The book project has been causing a stir for some time: Donald Trump's younger brother Robert tried to prevent publication by legal means. An appellate judge recently gave the green light for an appearance. The book is entitled "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man" - in German for example: "Too much and never enough: How my family created the most dangerous man in the world" and is scheduled for July 14 come on the market.
The White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany spoke of a "book of falsehoods". The "ridiculous, absurd claims" had nothing to do with the truth. Another president spokeswoman in particular rejected the account of the president's difficult relationship with his father, who died in 1999, and of cheating on the school test.
In recent years, disclosure books about Trump have repeatedly caused a stir. Most recently, a work by Trump's former security advisor John Bolton made negative headlines about the president. With "Too Much and Never Enough", however, a member of the presidential family unpacks for the first time.