Frequently, throughout the 2016 election, many candidates from both parties expressed concerns about Donald Trump’s temperament and his psychological fitness to lead. Now his niece, Mary Trump, is publishing a book that tells the story from inside the family.
Mary Trump is a clinical psychologist whose family history attempts to explain the origins of the President’s personality. She believes that her uncle is a severe narcissist whose life has been consistently cruel and dishonest. And she described her uncle’s election to the presidency as the worst experience of her life.
According to Mary, her Uncle Donald has the view that “nothing is ever enough.” “This is far beyond garden-variety narcissism,” she writes of Mr. Trump. “Donald is not simply weak, his ego is a fragile thing that must be bolstered every moment because he knows deep down that he is nothing of what he claims to be.”
Notably, she claims that Donald’s father Fred set a bad example for his son. She said that Donald watched and learned from his father’s tendency to bully her father – Fred Trump Jr. He died from an alcohol illness when she was only 16.
As for expectations, Ms. Trump alleges the President’s father had wanted his eldest son to take over the real estate business. However, circumstances forced him to train Donald for the role instead. “When things turned south in the late 1980s, Fred could no longer separate himself from his son’s brutal ineptitude; the father had no choice but to stay invested,” she wrote of Fred attitude towards Donald. She also alleges that Fred was very cruel to Donald and did not allow him to develop a normal range of emotions.
In an another telling story, Mary writes that Donald paid a friend to take the SATs for him so he could get into The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
For Mary, Donald’s present behavior is a continuation of his youthful bad behavior, which originated from his father’s bad example.