President Trump has revealed his thoughts on his niece’s tell-all book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.”
Speaking in an exclusive interview on “Fox News Sunday” a few days after Mary Trump’s book was published on Thursday, and hitting 950,000 sold copies.
One of the highlights in the book, said host Chris Wallace, was her character assassination of the president’s father, Fred Trump, and the effect he had on his son.“He learned to become the killer you mentioned. The man who needs to succeed at all costs … who will do anything to get attention, financial rewards, and to win,” said Mary Trump to ABC on Thursday.
Host Wallace asked the president if he saw any truth in that. “My father liked to win,” the president responded. “My father was a very good man. He was a strong man.”
he continued, “It’s disgraceful that she said that.” He noted that she was “not exactly a family favorite” and “we didn’t have a lot of respect or like for her,” reported Fox News.
“I would’ve never said that except she writes a book that’s so stupid and so vicious and it’s a lie,” the president continued. “My father was a great, wonderful man.”
Wallace commented to the president that he had “developed a pretty thick skin over the years” due to the constant attacks on him by the media, and asked the president, “But even for Donald Trump, does it hurt you at all to be attacked in such personal terms by a member of your own family?”
“Yeah,” Trump said in response. “It hurts me more about attacking my father, not being kind to my mother. I have a mother who was like a saint. She was incredible. She was an incredible woman and she [Mary Trump] was nasty even to my mother.”
“She’s a very scarred person,” he continued. “She was not much of a family person.” The president defended his father as “the most solid person I’ve ever met and he was a very good person.” “He was a very, very good person,” the president continued. “He was strong, but he was good.”
Trump acknowledged that his father “was tough on me” and “tough on all of the kids,” but stressed he was tough “in a solid sense, in a really good sense.”
“For her to say—I think the word she used was psychopath—what a disgrace,” President Trump continued. “She ought to be ashamed of herself. That book is a lie.”
Mary Trump is a clinical psychologist and the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., who died in 1981. According to the book description on Amazon.com, she uses “her education, insight, and intimate familiarity” with the president’s family to describe a “nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse.”