Donald Trump suffered ‘child abuse’ at the hands of his father and is ‘Frankenstein without the conscience’, the President’s niece will claim in her explosive memoir.
Mary Trump says ‘love meant nothing’ to Fred Trump Sr and he only wanted obedience, which Donald was forced to give him.
Donald’s mother became ill when he was two years old, leaving him with ‘total dependence on a caregiver (Fred Sr) who also caused him terror,’ Mary writes in Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.
Neglected by his workaholic father, Mary claims Donald ‘suffered deprivations that would scar him for life’.
The 55-year-old psychologist also compares Donald to Frankenstein’s monster, only unlike Dr Frankenstein, he is ‘proud of his monster’.
She writes: ‘He glories in its anger and its destruction and while he cannot imagine its love, he believes in all his heart in its rage. He is Frankenstein without the conscience.’
Mary writes that she believes her uncle is not only a narcissist, but ‘meets the criteria for antisocial personality disorder, which in its most severe form is generally considered sociopathy’.
Simon & Schuster announced this week that Mary’s memoir would be released two weeks early.
The book will now come out on July 14 instead of July 28 due to ‘high demand and extraordinary interest’ which has pushed it to No. 1 on the Amazon best seller list.
The memoir is still the subject of a legal dispute between Mary and the Trump family and a hearing is scheduled for Thursday before a judge in Dutchess County, north of New York City.
In her book, Mary states she received a PhD in clinical psychology from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies and spent a year working on the admissions ward of a psychiatric center in Manhattan.
She says she has ‘no problem’ calling Donald a narcissist as many pundits have described him.
Mary says he ‘meets all nine criteria’ as outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the standard text for defining mental illness.
But Mary writes that a case could be made that Donald ‘meets the criteria for antisocial personality disorder, which in its most severe form is generally considered sociopathy, but can also refer to chronic criminality, arrogance, and disregard for others’.
She writes that ‘Donald may also meet some of the criteria for dependent personality disorder’ as well.
The hallmarks are: inability to take responsibility, discomfort when being alone and going to extreme lengths to obtain support from others.
Mary writes: ‘He is alleged to drink upward of 12 Diet Cokes a day and sleeps very little. Does he suffer from substance (in this case caffeine) induced sleep disorder?
‘He has a horrible diet and does not exercise, which may contribute to or exacerbate his other possible disorders.’
In another section of the bombshell book, Mary reveals Donald’s eldest sister Maryanne, a now retired federal judge, scoffed at his presidential run, calling him ‘a clown’ and poked fun at his ‘five bankruptcies’.
She writes: ‘When Donald announced his run for the presidency on June 16, 2015 I didn’t take it seriously.
‘I didn’t think Donald took it seriously. He simply wanted the free publicity for his brand.
‘When his poll numbers started to rise he may have received tacit assurances from Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia would do everything it could to swing the election in his favor, the appeal of winning grew.
‘He’s a clown’, my aunt Maryanne said during one of our regular lunches at the time. ”This will never happen”. I agreed.
”Does anybody even believe the bulls*** that he’s a self-made man?” I asked ”Well,” Maryanne said, dry as the Saharan, ”he has had five bankruptcies”.’
Maryanne also became enraged when Donald began to receive endorsements from evangelical pastors such as Jerry Falwell Jr.
Mary is the child of Fred Trump Jr, the President’s older brother who died in 1981 after struggling with alcoholism
Maryanne, who is a Catholic since her conversion 50 years ago, allegedly raged to Mary: ‘What the f*** is wrong with them? The only time Donald went to church is when the cameras were there. It’s mind boggling. He has no principles. None!’
Maryanne was also angered by Donald using his late brother Fred Jr’s death for ‘political purposes’ when talking about the opioid crisis.
Fred Jr, Mary’s father, died in 1981 after struggling with alcoholism his whole life.
According to Mary, Maryanne said: ‘He’s using your father’s memory for political purposes, and that’s a sin, especially since Freddy should have been the star of the family.’
Mary claims that as Donald rose through the family business and superseded his brother Fred Jr, who wanted to be a pilot instead, he wanted to attend the University of Pennsylvania for its famous Wharton School of Business.
Mary claims that even though Maryanne had been doing Donald’s homework – she couldn’t turn up to do his tests, which was a problem.
Donald’s grade point average was ‘far from the top of the class’ and he worried he wouldn’t get in.
So Donald allegedly enlisted the help of a friend called Joe Shapiro, who Mary calls a ‘smart kid with a reputation for being a good test taker’.
With no ID checks in those days, Shapiro took the test and Donald ‘paid his buddy well’.
He also asked Fred Jr to speak to James Nolan, a friend of his from school who worked in the admissions office of the university.
Donald got his way and in 1966 he transferred from Fordham University in New York where he was studying to Penn State.
Mary recounts the episode that caused a schism in the Trump family and led to Donald becoming the man he is.
She writes that when Maryanne was 12 years old, she found their mother Mary in the bathroom unconscious. She was rushed to the hospital where she underwent an emergency hysterectomy due to complications from her son Robert’s birth nine months before.
After surgeries Mary was never the same and her absence ‘created a void in the lives of her children’.
The impact was ‘especially dire’ for Donald and Robert, who were two and a half years old and nine months old, respectively’.
Mary calls Fred Sr a ‘high functioning sociopath’, marked by a lack of empathy, a facility for lying and a lack of interest in others.
The greater Donald and Robert’s distress, the ‘more Fred Sr rebuffed them’, Mary claims.
As a result ‘needing’ became equated with humiliation and despair’ in Donald’s mind.
Mary describes how when Donald was a boy he used to hide Robert’s favorite Tonka trucks and pretended he had no idea where they were.
The last time he did it Robert had a tantrum and Donald threatened to pull them apart if he didn’t shut up.
Their mother responded by hiding the trucks in the attic, effectively punishing Robert for something that Donald did.
The back of the book reads that ‘child abuse is, in some sense, a matter of ‘too much’ or ‘not enough’.
It reads: ‘Donald’s mother became ill when he was two and a half, suddenly depriving him of his main source of comfort and human contact. His father, Fred, became his only available parent.’