Mary Trump, 55, will reportedly disclose previously unknown information about her uncle Donald in an explosive new book, including that he suffered from emotional abuse as a child.
The book, entitled Too Much And Never Enough: How My Family Created The World’s Most Dangerous Man, was published on Tuesday, just a few months ahead of the 2020 presidential election
In her first interview since the publication of the book, ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos asked Ms Trump: “If you’re in the Oval Office today, what would you say to him?”
“Resign,” she replied
She said her family’s deep-seated “issues” meant her uncle was destined to become a man “utterly incapable of leading this country, and it’s dangerous to allow him to do so”.
“I saw firsthand what focusing on the wrong things, elevating the wrong people can do – the collateral damage that can be created by allowing somebody to live their lives without accountability,” she said.
“And it is striking to see that continuing now on a much grander scale.”
The book, which was published with Simon & Schuster, marks the first time that a Trump family member has written a critical book about the president.
Donald Trump fought to block the book’s release, stating it would violate the nondisclosure agreement he claims she has signed.
Though publication of the book was temporarily blocked, Judge Hal B. Greenwald of the New York State Supreme Court lifted the block.
He rejected arguments by the president’s brother Robert Trump that Ms Trump is blocked from talking about family members publicly by an agreement relatives made to settle the estate of her father after his death.
A White House representative told ABC News: “Mary Trump and her book’s publisher may claim to be acting in the public interest, but this book is clearly in the author’s own financial self-interest.”
Source: Evening Standard