A member of the president’s family shocked Americans Wednesday with a bombshell assertion: preventing her uncle’s re-election, Donald Trump’s niece said, is “literally” a matter of “life and death.”
According to Breitbart, Mary Trump’s comments came in a Wednesday interview with NPR. There, the president’s niece promoted her new book, which has been branded as a “tell-all” that bashes the president, and asserted that her uncle’s alleged failures “threaten us all.”
“Honest work was never demanded of him, and no matter how badly he failed, he was rewarded in ways that are almost unfathomable. He continues to be protected from his own disasters in the White House,” NPR quoted Mary Trump as saying.
She went on: “But now the stakes are far higher than they’ve ever been before; they are literally life and death. Unlike any previous time in his life, Donald’s failings cannot be hidden or ignored because they threaten us all.”
The angry niece
When someone puts out a “tell-all” book, you have to consider what they have to gain from it. In the case of Mary Trump, she was cut out of the family money by Donald Trump’s father — and now, it seems she wants back in.
According to NPR, Mary Trump denied that the book, entitled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, is a “money-grab.” But as more and more excerpts from it are published, the memoir increasingly seems to be little more than a hearsay-ridden hit job on the president.
Of course, Mary Trump has dismissed those claims, too, insisting that she is actually making herself vulnerable by releasing her book, which was just released last week.
“Realistically speaking, Donald has a position with which comes an enormous amount of power,” she told NPR on Wednesday. “He has a following which has proven to be fairly fanatical. And from what I’ve seen, anybody who comes forward to speak truth to power or fulfill their obligations to uphold and defend the Constitution, if that clashes with Donald’s agenda, they do not fare well.”
The November election
It seems clear that Mary Trump is trying to portray the president as unstable and unfit for office, and she is using her profession to her advantage. As a psychologist, NPR and others have pounced on Ms. Trump’s opinion, regarding it practically as fact.
“If you’re in a room with him for two minutes and you’re paying attention, you know that he’s not doing well,” Mary Trump told NPR Wednesday. “Psychologically, he’s absolutely unfit. Emotionally, psychologically, he is absolutely unfit.”
But that’s not a question that’s up to the president’s niece to decide.
Rather, Americans will be the ones to decide who’s most fit to be president when they hit the polls this November.