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The President of the United States said she was not a “family favourite” and that he and his relatives “didn’t have a lot of respect or like for her”. His niece, Mary Trump, has recently released a book revealing highly personal information about the Trump family.
In Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, Ms Trump claims the President suffered emotional abuse at the hands of his father.
Mary Trump said “love meant nothing” to the US President’s father Fred Trump, adding that he only sought obedience, which the President was compelled to give him.
The President’s mother became ill when he was two years old, and according to the book, that left him with “total dependence on a caregiver who also caused him terror”.
But on Sunday Mr Trump defended his family in an interview with Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace.
He said: “My father liked to win.
“My father was a very good man. He was a strong man.”
He then rounded in on his niece and her book, adding: “I would’ve never said that except she writes a book that’s so stupid and so vicious and it’s a lie.
Opening up about what “hurt” him about the book, the President said: “My father was a great, wonderful man.
“It hurts me more about attacking my father, not being kind to my mother.
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“I have a mother who was like a saint. She was incredible.
“She was an incredible woman and she was nasty even to my mother.”
Speaking of his niece, Mr Trump said: “She’s a very scarred person. She was not much of a family person.”
He added: “For her to say – I think the word she used was psychopath – what a disgrace. She ought to be ashamed of herself. That book is a lie.”
Mr Trump has already taken a swipe at his niece, branding her a “mess.”
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He claimed his parents did not like her, while accusing her of breaking the law.
On Friday, he took to Twitter to criticise Mary Trump and his former national security adviser John Bolton.
Both Ms Trump and Mr Bolton recently launched tell-all titles revealing sensitive information about the President.
In a string of tweets, Mr Trump wrote: “I am the ultimate member of The Book of the Month Club.
“First I have lowlife dummy John Bolton, a war mongering fool, violating the law (he released massive amounts of Classified Information) and an NDA in order to build badly needed credibility and make a few dollars, which will all end up going to the government anyway.
“Next up is Mary Trump, a seldom seen niece who knows little about me, says untruthful things about my wonderful parents (who couldn’t stand her!) and me, and violated her NDA.
“She also broke the Law by giving out my Tax Returns. She’s a mess!
“Many books have been written about me, some good, some bad. Both happily and sadly, there will be more to come!”
In her book, Mary Trump claimed that she witnessed her uncle using racial slurs and that the family took part in casual bigotry when she was growing up.
Ms Trump said her family engaged in “a knee-jerk anti-Semitism, a knee-jerk racism”.
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