Source: Getty Images”When she had said with some vehemence, 'It’s a disgrace they’re letting that little f----t Elton John sing at the service,' I’d realized it was better that she didn’t know I was living with and engaged to a woman,” Mary writes. Her relatives were also unaware that the June 1999 death of her grandfather, Fred Trump Sr., occurred just one week before she was scheduled to wed her fiancée on a beach in Maui.
The psychologist’s net worth is unknown due in large part to a settlement agreement she reached in 2001 after filing a lawsuit against her uncles and aunt to contest Fred Sr.’s will. “Given this family, it would be utterly naive to say it has nothing to do with money,” Mary admitted to the New York Daily News amid the legal battle over her late grandfather’s fortune.
Mary ’s dad, and Donald Trump ’s older brother, died in 1981 from a heart attack caused by alcoholism. During the dispute over inheritance, she fought to have her brother’s healthcare, the cost of which had been covered through a foundation established by Fred Sr. before his death, reinstated so that he could properly take care of his son, who has cerebral palsy.
An unverified Twitter account attributed to her contains tweets from 2016 in support of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Source: Getty ImagesFollowing the election, Mary appeared to express her immense disappointment over Donald’s victory.
Mary Trump has seemingly not been as open about her personal life as she has been with the details of her uncle, President Donald Trump's childhood. The 55-year-old niece of POTUS wrote in the latter part of her explosive tell-all, 'Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man', that she was previously married to an unnamed woman and the couple shares a daughter named Vary.
Mary revealed in the book that she rarely talked about her sexual orientation mainly because she had heard her family make a number of homophobic comments in the past. “When she had said with some vehemence, 'It’s a disgrace they’re letting that little Elton John sing at the service,' I’d realized it was better that she didn’t know I was living with and engaged to a woman,” Mary wrote.
She added that her relatives were also unaware of the fact that her grandfather, Fred Trump Sr., died in June 1999, just one week before Mary was scheduled to wed her fiancée on a beach in Maui. According to her LinkedIn profile, she became a certified professional life coach, after graduating from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature.
(Getty Images)She was a doctoral student at Delphi’s Lerner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies in 2002, according to the book, 'Diagnosis: Schizophrenia. 'A Higher Loyalty' by former FBI Director James Coma sold 600,000 copies at the end of its first week.
'Fire and Fury,' by Michael Wolff, sold more than 1.7 million copies by the time it had completed a month on bookshelves. We earlier reported that Mary was the primary source behind the New York Times' explosive piece on Trump ’s taxes, including how he inherited more than $400 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire and was involved in “fraudulent” tax schemes.
American psychologist, businessperson, and author Mary Lea Trump (born May 3, 1965) is an American psychologist, businessperson, and author.
She is a niece of President Donald J. Trump. Her 2020 book about him and the family, Too Much and Never Enough, sold nearly one million copies on the day of its release.
Trump is a contributor to the book Diagnosis: Schizophrenia, published by Columbia University Press in 2002. She has taught graduate courses in developmental psychology, trauma, and psychopathology.
She is the founder and chief executive officer of The Trump Coaching Group, a life coaching company, and has also owned and operated a number of small businesses in the Northeast. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man is a tell-all book written by Trump published on July 14, 2021, by Simon & Schuster.
According to Trump's note at the beginning of the book, all accounts in the book come either from her own memory or from recorded conversations with family, friends and others. Other sources are legal, financial and family documents and email correspondence as well as the New York Times investigative article done by David Bar stow, Susanne Craig, and Russ Better.
The book details how the author was the anonymous source who revealed Trump family tax returns to The New York Times ; the reporting won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize. A legal battle over whether the book could be published was waged in New York's judicial system, with an appellate judge allowing Simon & Schuster to publish the book.
The book sold close to one million copies on its first day of sales. Trump's father died on September 29, 1981, at the age of 42 from a heart attack caused by alcoholism ; she was sixteen.
He had developed an enlarged heart and had undergone surgical procedures before he finally succumbed to the disease and died alone in Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica Hills. Trump was at school, watching a film in the auditorium with other kids when a school teacher pulled her aside and made her call home.
She found out after a series of phone calls that her father had died. Mary was not able to see her father's body despite her request to do so and had to be content with saying her goodbye to a closed coffin at the funeral.
Trump supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election. On July 15, 2021, she said in an ABC News interview conducted by George Stephanopoulos that Donald Trump should resign as president.
Mary said that he is “utterly incapable of leading this country, and it's dangerous to allow him to do so.” In a July 22, 2021 interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, when asked for her professional opinions, Mary stated that Donald Trump exhibits sociopathic tendencies but not at a high-functioning level like his father, was institutionally insulated from responsibilities, and is never held accountable for his actions.
When Fred Trump Sr. died in 1999 from Alzheimer's disease, Mary and her brother Fred III contested their grandfather's will. Fred Sr.'s will left the bulk of his estate, in equal shares, to his children.
When Mary's father predeceased him, Fred Sr.'s lawyers had recommended amending his will, to leave Mary and her brother, Fred III, larger shares than the grandchildren with living parents. They anticipated Fred Sr.'s will would be challenged if it were not amended by descendants who would argue his intent was that each child would eventually leave a portion of his or her share of the estate to his or her own descendants.
After Mary and Fred III had filed suit against Donald Trump and two of his three living siblings, Mary and Fred III were advised that the medical foundation would no longer pay for their medical expenses. The final settlement of the dispute over sharing Fred Sr.'s estate did not award them the share their father would have inherited, if he had been alive when Fred Sr. died.
Mary was reportedly a key source of information for that study, having come into possession of Donald's tax documents during the discovery process in the dispute over her grandfather's estate. Upon the announcement of Mary's book Too Much and Never Enough in June 2020, her uncle Robert Trump attempted to block its release, stating that she signed a non-disclosure agreement during the 1999 lawsuit.
The filing of a temporary restraining order against Mary was dismissed by a New York court for a lack of jurisdiction, and the book was published on July 14, 2021. “Meet Mary Trump, the president's niece who is a life coach, apparent Hillary Clinton fan, and has written a scathing tell-all about her uncle”.
“What to Know About Donald Trump's Niece Mary, Who Fought Him in Court & Is Writing a Tell-All”. Trump pressured his alcoholic brother about his career.
“The Inside Story of Why Mary Trump Wrote a Tell-All Memoir”. Mary Trump says uncle Donald may have 'undiagnosed learning disability' in new book”.
Diagnosis Schizophrenia : A comprehensive resource for patients, families, and helping professionals. New York City: Columbia University Press.
Trump's niece leaked his tax secrets to The New York Times; report”. ^ a b Haber man, Maggie; Fewer, Alan (July 1, 2021).
“Tell-All Book on Trump Can Move Forward Pending Hearing, Judge Rules”. Mary Trump's book breaks record with mammoth sales”.
Trump Niece's Tell-All Describes a Family of Liars, Cheats & Abusers Who Destroyed Her Dad”. Trump's gay niece says her family's homophobia forced her to stay in the closet”.
New York City: Tribune Publishing. Both lawsuits were filed by Fred Trump 3rd and Mary Trump, the children of Donald's late brother, Fred Jr.
Trump brother files new lawsuit seeking to block niece Mary Trump's tell-all book about family”. “Donald Trump's behavior was shaped by his 'sociopath' father, niece writes in bombshell book”.
Donald Trump ’s extraordinary character and outrageous behavior “threaten the world’s health, economic security and social fabric” and were shaped by his “high-functioning sociopath” father during childhood, according to a bombshell book written by the president’s niece. ^ a b Fewer, Alan; Haber man, Maggie (July 3, 2021). “ Trump's Niece Presses Case Against Effort to Bar Publication of Her Book”.
^ Bar stow, David ; Craig, Susanne ; Better, Russ (October 2, 2018). “ Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father”.
“Will Donald Trump sue his niece over tell-all memoir?” The Daily Beast alleges that within days of the news breaking about the book on Sunday, the President had begun considering legal action against his niece.
Trump Family Will Ask Second Court to Stop Publication of Tell-All Book”. “Court dismisses motion by Trump's brother to block tell-all book by President's niece”.