Mary Trump has revealed how she is considering changing her last name to cut all ties with her uncle after he did ‘incalculable’ damage to the US during his Presidency.
Donald Trump’s niece – who has written a scathing memoir about her uncle branding him the ‘worlds most dangerous man’ – says that she fears the negative connotations her name may have in the future.
The clinical psychologist, 55, also shed light on his relationship with Melania Trump, 50, claiming that while she does not feel the former First Lady wants to divorce, Donald does not understand ‘affection or intimacy’.
‘The damage Donald has done to this country is incalculable’, she said in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph. ‘We’re just waiting to find out how much is irreparable’.
Mary Trump, 55, pictured last year, is considering changing her last name to cut all ties with her uncle after he did ‘incalculable’ damage to the US during his Presidency
The clinical psychologist also shed light on his relationship with Melania Trump. Pictured, arriving at Palm Beach International Airport on Wednesday
Rumours that Melania is unhappy in her marriage were sparked when she refused to stop and pose for waiting photographers upon her arrival in Florida after leaving the White House.
Instead, a stony-faced Melania strode away from them without so much as a wave while her husband posed for pictures at Palm Beach Airport.
The recording went viral on social media, with users speculating that the mother-of-one is moments away from filing for divorce.
While Mary dismissed these claims, she shed some light on the marriage, alleging that her uncle is incapable of a healthy relationship.
A former aide alleged the Trumps had separate bedrooms in the White House and ‘a transactional marriage’
‘I don’t believe he understands affection or intimacy’, claimed Mary.
According to the The Mail on Sunday, former aide Stephanie Wolkoff alleged in November the Trumps had separate bedrooms in the White House and ‘a transactional marriage’.
Fellow ex-aide Omarosa Manigault Newman also claimed the couple’s 15-year marriage was over, adding: ‘Melania is counting every minute until he is out of office and she can divorce.’
Mary is one of two children by Fred Trump Jr, the President’s older brother who died in 1982 aged 42 after battling alcoholism.
When Fred Sr died in 1999, Mary and her brother Fred Trump III challenged his will because they claimed that the Trump family exerted undue influence to cut them out.
In July 2020, Mary published ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World´s Most Dangerous Man’ (pictured)
In July 2020, Mary published ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World´s Most Dangerous Man’.
She released the tell-all memoir despite Robert Trump’s claims she was blocked from talking about family members publicly as part of the agreement made to settle the estate of her father after his death.
Mary in her book seeks to explore how the president may have developed from his father some of the traits that have been most apparent at the White House.
She wrote in the book that she had ‘no problem calling Donald a narcissist – he meets all nine criteria as outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.’
In the interview she spoke of hiring around the clock security due to fears for her safety, but said the only repercussions faced where jibes from her family questioning her ‘loyalty’.
Donald Trump left the White House early on Wednesday morning ahead of the inauguration of President Joe Biden
Earlier this week, Mary predicted a ‘grim’ future for her uncle Donald as he tries to ‘change the narrative’ around his legacy while facing a loss of relevance and legal threats.
The clinical psychologist told CNN that Tuesday, Trump’s last day in office, was ‘probably the worst day of his life’.
‘This is probably the worst day of his life, because the clock is ticking and he’s running out of time,’ Mary told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday.
‘The other thing I just want to point out about that speech, it was reminiscent of a video he made after the insurrection saying the movement is just beginning, which seems like a bit of a threat to me,’ Trump said.
‘My hope is that he be as contained as possible. He’s going to do whatever he can or believes he can to change the narrative and I think we’re going to see that play out with some of these pardons in excess of 100, if I’m hearing that correctly, and some of these pardons will be quite horrific, some of them will be strategic.’