The marriage of Fred Trump III’s parents ended in divorce, and his father died in 1981 of a heart attack caused by alcoholism at the age of 43. The next time Fred Trump III’s family was in the news was when he and his sister filed an objection to their grandfather’s will in 2000.
According to Heavy’s previous report and the Daily Mail, the dispute centered around the millions of dollars left behind by Fred Trump after his death. According to the Daily Mail, the two received several million dollars as a result of the private settlement, which Fred Trump III now says his sister violates.
Fred Trump III graduated from Leigh University with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1984. In April 2017, he joined Cushman & Wakefield ’s office leasing team as an executive director.
Among the reasons for his disapproval, he told the Daily Mail, is the nondisclosure agreement they both signed as part of the settlement two decades ago. In my opinion, those provisions of the 2001 settlement agreement are still in effect and binding today and I have continued to honor them.
However, Mary Trump later dismissed her brother’s claim, saying that the 2001 nondisclosure agreement was “based on ‘demonstrably fraudulent’ financial information and should be held invalid,” according to the Guardian. In a 2016 interview with the New York Times, Donald Trump admitted that he withdrew the medical benefits to his nephew ’s newborn out of retaliation.
William Trump once received in-home therapy visits provided by a nonprofit in Greenwich, and Fred Trump III held golf tournaments to raise funds to support such programs in their community, according to Stamford Advocate. At the same time, the Trumps are battling a probe by the New York State attorney general's office, which is investigating whether the family business committed fraud.
This is separate from another fraud investigation underway, by the Manhattan district attorney's office, for which the president has been ordered to hand over his tax returns. These come courtesy of Maryanne and Donald's niece Mary L. Trump (who, as we all know by now, is the author of that scandalous tell-all published in July), who secretly recorded her aunt.
Here is a primer on DonaldTrump's family tree: his parents, four siblings, five children, and the nieces, nephews, and grandchildren in between. Fred Trump amassed his fortune in real estate (it was his multimillion-dollar loan that helped his most famous son, Donald, expand that empire in Manhattan).
The eldest Trump son had been Fred Sr.'s first choice to take over the family business, but ultimately proved a poor fit for that dream. Eventually, Fred's worsening alcoholism forced him to quit flying, move back in with his parents, and get a job doing maintenance work for his father's company.
This summer, Fred Jr.'s daughter, a clinical psychologist, published Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man, a book revealing several highly unflattering details about the Trump clan and all its dysfunction. In return, Donald and his siblings Maryanne and Robert dropped their niece and nephew from the family health insurance plan.
Mary shares a daughter with her ex-wife; Fred III is a director at commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield and has three children with his wife Lisa. The late Robert Trump hugging his older brother Donald on the election night, November 2016. Chip SomodevillaGetty Images.
Robert joined the family business and rose up the ranks to become a top executive at the Trump Organization before retiring in Mill brook, New York. He was married to society figure Blaine Trump for 25 years and adopted her son Christopher Hollister Retching from a previous marriage.
The lavish wedding reception took place at Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach and was attended by a long list of celebrities, including Hillary and Bill Clinton. After her husband moved into the White House in 2017, Melania and Barron chose to stay in their Trump Tower penthouse on Fifth Avenue.
Donald Jr. played a significant role in the 2016 campaign, and as his speech on the opening night of this week's Republican National Convention indicates, he will do the same for 2020 as well. Ivanka Trump, who has long been acknowledged as Donald's favorite child, has taken on a far more active role in the White House than her brothers.
After her father's election, she left her role as MVP at the Trump Organization to become Senior Adviser to the President. Her husband, fellow real estate scion Jared Kushner, did the same, and the couple moved to D.C.'s tony Panorama neighborhood with their three young children, Arabella, Theodore, and Joseph.
He is also reportedly managing campaign finances for the 2020 election while his wife Lara, a former television producer, helps spread the Trump message on TV. The couple have two children, Eric “Luke” and Carolina, The latter, who was born last summer, is President Trump's tenth grandchild.
Tiffany Trump (right) with her mother, Marla Maples, at New York Fashion Week, 2017. Jamie McCarthy Getty Images. President Trump's only child from his second marriage to actress Marla Maples graduated from Georgetown Law School in May.
President Donald Trump once cut off family payments for the medical care of his nephew, who had cerebral palsy, during a dispute over their inheritances. The family's eldest son, Fred Trump Jr., became an airline pilot instead of joining his namesake father and younger brother in the real estate business, but his children believed they would one day share in the family wealth after their father died from alcoholism in 1981 at age 42, reported The Washington Post.
The future president has said he regretted constantly criticizing his older brother for staying out of the family business, but Fred Trump III said he didn't mind getting his hands dirty. “You have to be tough in this family,” Fred III told the Daily News as the lawsuit simmered.
Source: Getty By Sara Belcher It's no secret that sitting President Donald Trump has always tried to run things like a business. But a new book, published by his niece Mary Trump reveals that not only has he tried to run the country like a business, but he treats his family the same.
Probably one of the most heartbreaking anecdotes tossed around from the book is about baby William Trump, who was removed from the family health care plan over a battle of money. Shortly after William was born, he was diagnosed with “infantile spasms, a rare disorder that can lead to cerebral palsy or autism and a lifetime of care,” according to The New Yorker.
William spent much of his young life in and out of hospitals, racking up medical bills in the hundreds of thousands of dollars for the family. Initially, William was set to be covered by the medical insurance plan provided by the company Donald's father, Fred Trump, owned, saying that he would be put on the family's insurance plan so as not to burden the family with hospital bills.
According to Melville House, the publishing house that published The Making of Donald Trump, a letter from the family lawyer stated the insurance would cover “all costs related to baby William’s care, not withstanding any plan limits (percentage, number of visits, or maximum dollar amount) …whether they are deemed by Precise to be medically necessary… This directive shall remain in effect until further notice.” As his parents sued Donald and his siblings for a larger share, they pulled the child off of the insurance plan.
“When sued us, we said, ‘Why should we give him medical coverage,'” Donald told the New York Daily News at the time. Fred Trump III said in the court documents “my aunt and uncles thought nothing about taking away my critically ill son’s coverage in an attempt to browbeat me into abandoning my claim in the probate contest,” according to the Washington Post.
“You have to be tough in this family,” Fred III told the New York Daily News. In the introduction to her exclusive interview with Donald Trump ’s niece on Thursday, Rachel Maddox dug up a stunning piece of reporting about something Trump did to his sick nephew in the midst of a legal dispute over his father’s will.
According to the report, the nephew had a “severe seizure disorder” and the Trump company had initially promised to pay all costs related to the child’s medical needs. But when the president’s father passed away, Trump threatened to cut off these benefits for his ailing nephew if he didn’t get a bigger portion of the estate.
“For Donald Trump, there is that time he cut off health insurance to his baby boy nephew with a severe seizure disorder as a hardball legal tactic against his relatives, so he could get his share of their money. He said, ‘I can’t help that.’ And George Washington couldn’t lie about whether he cut down the cherry tree, JFK had PT-109, Eisenhower saved the free world from the Nazis.
For Donald Trump, there is that time he cut off health insurance to his baby boy nephew with a severe seizure disorder as a hardball legal tactic against his relatives, so he could get his share of their money. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns.
He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.