The Truth About Mary L Trump's Relationship With Donald Trump

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Throughout Donald Trump's four-year term as President of the United States, the Trump family became well-known for their unwavering loyalty to one another, with some family members including his daughter Ivanka even landing job roles in the White House. However, the former President's niece, Mary L Trump, was very vocal about her dislike of her famous uncle and regularly spoke out against the Trump family. But, what is the truth about Mary's relationship with Donald?

According to Forbes, Mary is the daughter of Donald's older brother, Fred Trump Jr., who passed away from alcoholism at the age of 42 in 1981. In the years following her father's death, Mary's relationship with her uncle and cousins gradually deteriorated. In 2000, Mary and her brother, Fred Trump III, filed a court case against Donald and his other siblings, Robert and Maryanne, over the distribution of assets in their late grandfather's will.

Speaking to the New York Daily News in 2000, Mary said that her aunt and uncles "should be ashamed of themselves" over the handling of Fred Sr.'s will. "Given this family, it would be utterly naive to say it has nothing to do with money," she told the publication at the time. 

According to the BBC, Mary and her brother went on to file another lawsuit against Donald, Robert, and Maryanne after their medical insurance was stopped by the trio in retaliation to the first lawsuit. The case was settled in 2001 and no further details were released. 

Mary Trump was very unhappy with her uncle's presidency

In November 2016, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States, beating his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Writing on Twitter at the time, Mary Trump said the 2016 election night was "one of the worst nights" of her life. "What is wrong with this country? I fear the American experiment has failed," she added.

In a follow-up tweet, Mary doubled down on her disapproval of Donald's victory, while also showing her support for his political rival. "Hillary Clinton is an extraordinary human being and public servant. That she lost to this is unspeakable," she wrote. 

In 2020, Mary released the tell-all book "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," in which she made some shocking and disparaging claims about her uncle Donald. Per The Guardian, some of these claims included that the former President allegedly paid someone to take his high school exams and that he once complimented his own niece's breasts. 

Mary Trump filed another lawsuit against her own family

Shortly after the release of the book, Mary Trump filed another lawsuit against her uncles and aunt — Donald, Robert and Maryanne — in September 2020. As the BBC reported, the lawsuit alleged that the former President and his two siblings had committed fraud and conspiracy, and alleged that the trio had cheated Mary out of millions of dollars over the years. 

"They lied. Rather than protect Mary's interests, they designed and carried out a complex scheme to siphon funds away from her interests, conceal their grift [fraud], and deceive her about the true value of what she had inherited," the lawsuit documents claimed. 

In the same month, the former President hit back with a lawsuit against his niece Mary and the New York Times. According to The Washington Post, Donald filed the lawsuit over the publication of a 2018 article that alleged he had "participated in dubious tax schemes... including instances of outright fraud." In the lawsuit, former President Trump also claimed that Mary and at least three New York Times reporters had "engaged in an insidious plot to obtain confidential and highly-sensitive records" about the state of his finances. 

On November 7, 2020, Mary celebrated the election victory of President Joe Biden on Twitter. "To America. Thanks, guys," she wrote, along with a picture of herself wearing a Biden-Harris 2020 election campaign hat. 

Mary Trump blamed the Capitol Building riots on the former President

Writing on Twitter, the day of the Capitol Building riots on January 6, 2021, Mary Trump accused her uncle Donald Trump of "pouring gasoline on the fire under the guise of pretending to put it out," following his "Save America Rally" that had taken place earlier that day (via USA Today). "None of his statements should be aired," she added.

The following day, on January 7, Mary blamed the Capitol Building insurrection on the former President, referring to him as a "traitor." Writing on Twitter, Mary said, "Make no mistake, the so-called leader of our country, who swore to protect and defend the Constitution, directed a horde of white supremacist domestic terrorists to stage a coup to overturn a legitimately decided election. He isn't just encouraging them, he IS them. #traitor." Speaking to CBS News in the wake of the Capitol riots, Mary also shared her view that Donald should be "barred from ever running for public office again."

In August 2021, Mary released her second book "The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal," which details the "overlapping and interconnected traumas" inflicted by President Trump on the American people during his four years in office.