Mary Trump admits being a lesbian in the Trump family
Mary Trump, the niece of President Donald Trump, has come out with a tell-all book that revealed how she fared as a lesbian in the Trump family.
Mary’s book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, showed how she had to keep her sexual orientation a secret from her family in the late 1990s.
Mary Trump: Life with the Trump family
In an InStyle Magazine report, Mary related in her book that she was planning to marry her girlfriend in 1999 in Maui but had to visit her grandfather dying in the hospital.
She decided not to tell anyone her wedding plans as she remembered her grandmother and Donald Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeon Trump, making a homophobic slur against singer Elton John during the wake of Princess Diana’s death.
“I’d realized it was better that she didn’t know I was living with and engaged to a woman,” Mary said.
During her interview at MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, Mary also told Rachel Maddow that she heard her uncle and now President Trump using anti-Semitic slurs as well as the N-word.
“Of course, I did. I don’t think that should surprise anybody given how virulently racist he is today,” she said.
In another interview with the Washington Post, Mary said her family’s views were “a knee-jerk anti-Semitism, a knee-jerk racism.”
White House slams Mary Trump’s allegations
The White House has called Mary’s allegations in her book as “falsehoods” and said President Trump has not made any racist or anti-Semitic slurs.
“This is a book of falsehoods, plain and simple. The President doesn’t use those words,” Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Matthews said.
Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the President has a “great” record on LGBTQ issues.
The publication of Mary’s book had worried her family that the President’s brother had even tried to block its publication in court but was unsuccessful.
Tell-all book set to top bestseller list
According to the publisher, Simon & Schuster, Mary’s tell-all book had sold 950,000 copies on its first day. This record beats Bob Woodward’s book, Fear which sold 900,000 copies on its first day.
A psychologist by trade and with firsthand knowledge of her uncle, Mary said she wrote the book to analyze the President and his pathologies.
Mary explained to Maddow why she decided to write her book: “”I can’t say that there was a last straw because there had been so many straws.”
Citing the Trump administration’s immigration actions at the border, she said these were “unthinkable, unbearable, and when an opportunity presented itself to me to do something, I needed to take a leap.”
She also said the country’s leadership was devolving into “a macro version of my incredibly dysfunctional family.”