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Mary Trump Says Uncle Donald Wouldn’t Lift a Finger for His Kids if Prosecutors Come for Them
There is no doubt that Mary Trump has an ax to grind with her uncle. She is not neutral. He cheated her and her children out of millions of dollars and did it with a vicious threat, canceling her child’s health insurance, the one with serious medical conditions.
But Mary Trump, the psychologist, without being neutral, has still been far more right about Donald than wrong. In fact, we cannot think of anything she’s called out wrong. And she sure sounds “right” when she says that Trump wouldn’t sacrifice a thing, nothing, for his kids if the prosecutors went after them. At least, not if it hurt Trump. Of course, the question is really relevant right now, as a grand jury is sitting considering possible indictments against one or all of them. It may come down to who rats out who first. According to Mary, it will likely be Trump:
As she explained to Chris Cuomo:
I think if that were to happen, if prosecutors were to go after his children, he would fully expect them to take a hit for him, to benefit him. What he probably doesn’t understand is that’s not really how it works. You know, they always try to get people to flip so they can go after the bigger target. But Donald would never imagine in a million years that his children would do that, although I’m fairly sure they would. So if that indeed happens, it’s going to be fascinating, because he would never do anything to protect them if it were at his expense.
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Meanwhile, most of us parents would jump in front of a bus to throw our kids to safety. That is not hyperbole, at all, most parents actually take it as a given.
And that wasn’t all. Cuomo asked how she could be so sure of that assessment. The psychologist made it pretty easy for people to understand:
“I’ve known him my whole life. And unfortunately, I’ve had to analyze him pretty closely over the last four or five years. This is somebody who’s never changed. He doesn’t evolve. And as you said earlier, he has one thing he cares about, and that’s himself. That will never, ever change, no matter who gets in his way, no matter who gets hurt, even if it’s his kids.
One can say that Trump’s a narcissist, that he’s a liar, that he’s a cheater, a conman, a terrible president, uncaring when so many died, etc. But refusing to even care about one’s kids? That’s about as bad as it gets when it comes to judging someone’s character. Sounds right.
"The only way [Trump] can continue to perpetuate the myths … is to continue to lie. There is no truth here and there is no endgame," says former Pres. Trump's niece, Mary Trump. "…It's about maintaining power and using that in the event that he gets indicted." pic.twitter.com/f0Y0qNXCFE
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) June 8, 2021
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