In addition to the book by John Bolton that has created considerable uproar, President Donald Trump is getting ready to face off against claims from yet another tell-all — and this one is coming from a family member.
While members of the Trump family have gone to court to try to block the publication of Too Much and Never Enough, a book penned by the president’s niece, Mary Trump, CNBC reports that a judge has denied their requests and ruled that the manuscript’s publication can move forward.
When a controversial figure is in office, it is not uncommon to have unflattering books about them come out. President Trump, however, is now being assaulted on all fronts.
He has former administration officials writing tell-alls, as well as family members. Mary Trump is the brother of Trump’s late brother, Fred Trump, Jr., whose death Mary says the president contributed to.
Indeed, from what has been published so far, Mary Trump paints a picture of a true monster — a story that has somehow been quiet to this point.
President Trump’s other brother, Robert Trump, is the one filed suit to block the book from being published. According to President Trump, Mary Trump is “not allowed to write a book” due to non-disclosure agreements that were put in place, as CNBC reported.
That agreement was signed in part due to the settlement of Fred Trump, Jr.’s will.
Blocking the book
The court, however, stated that the agreement in question does not fall under the jurisdiction of the court where the suit was filed. Robert Trump’s attorney, Charles Harder clarified, stating, according to CNBC: “Robert Trump, Mary Trump and the other family members who settled in 2001, agreed to jurisdiction of future disputes in the Surrogate’s Court of Queens County, New York.
“This matter therefore was filed in that court. Today, the Surrogate’s Court ruled that it does not have jurisdiction over the dispute. Therefore, Robert Trump will proceed with filing a new lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court,” Harder added.
Robert Trump also made a direct statement to the media, calling the book an “attempt to sensationalize and mischaracterize our family relationship after all of these years for her own financial gain is both a travesty and injustice to the memory of my late brother, Fred, and our beloved parents,” according to CNBC.
He would go on to say that everyone else in the family is “so proud” of the president’s accomplishments, calling Mary’s actions “truly a disgrace.”
Pending any further court rulings, the book will hit store shelves on July 28, CNBC reported.