Mary Mary quite contrary?? Mary L Trump on Donald Trump
In case you didn’t catch-on when it hit the media, Mary L Trump decided to write a ‘tell all’ book about her Uncle Donald Trump, who she describes as the world’s most dangerous man. 👀
Never thought I’d find myself typing this man’s name in one of my blogs – but as you know, I do like to share a book review now and again!!
Ok – before you say anything…I was looking for a ‘new and unique’ form of entertainment and wondered if the contents of this book might provide it.
When you read about a person’s life, it’s interesting to delve into their mind and discover something psychologically insightful….or perhaps something that would have left Freud and all the worlds greatest psychologists, well…speechless.
Again, I thought this book might deliver on both counts.
Have you read it? Are you going to read it? (I promise I won’t judge) 🙈
Please don’t keep your thoughts and comments to yourself – I’m intrigued 🤔
Spoiler Alert – straight to the point
Let’s break it down….just imagine your own niece (who happens to be a doctor in psychology and has worked in psychiatry) or some other family member claiming the following things about you – in no particular order:
- Your behaviour is crass, despicable, irresponsible and dysfunctional
- You are a psychopath, deluded about your own faults and weaknesses, lies, misrepresentations and fabrications
- With no attempt to hide it, you were the favourite son of a high functioning sociopath who loved to create divisions (apparently, she says 75% of those diagnosed with this are men)
- Kindness and forgiveness have no meaning to you, you are rewarded for failure, wilfully ignorant, building these things like walls against deeper rooted feelings of abandonment
- Growing up, you had a childhood where lying was a way of life, a defence mechanism and means of avoiding your father’s dreaded disapproval and ridicule – a breeding ground for low self esteem
- The image you’ve pushed, of being a self made businessman is a charade – and you benefited mainly from your father’s wealth and your father’s favours to you, including bailing out your debts, along with banks doing the same
- Never one to admit any weaknesses, you always blame something or someone else for your own failures – this seems to be one of the key lessons you learned from your father
- You are incapable of empathy, you disregard the suffering of others and happily use it for your own financial gain
- Power hungry, cheating tactics and being greedy for money – are all a recurring theme with you (I see where she got the inspiration for the book title)
Well that’s what she claimed about her Uncle Trump in this book.
Mary tells us that Donald’s mother (her own grandmother) tended to her children to meet her own needs when it suited her, not when the children (including Donald) needed her.
Donald’s grandmother was apparently just as tense and physically unaffectionate.
“…[his father] came to validate, encourage and champion the things about Donald that rendered him essentially unlovable….that were the direct result of [his father’s] abuse”
Mary references alleged racial discrimination in property rentals and alleged fraudulent activities that she claims her family have engaged in.
Your worth was based on how much money you made, bottom line, that’s how it was within the wider family, as highlighted in situations where wills were concerned.
Stabbed in the back? That’s how they must have felt, when Mary and her brother ended up fighting an inheritance battle (after being disinherited by their grandfather – Donald’s dad)…..I’m not sure/can’t remember how that concluded. 🤔
Mary L Trump’s not holding back, in fact she has very little to say about her uncle that isn’t negative.
What’s true, what isn’t true – who knows!! Only the rest of the family, friends and those closest to him – probably.
In the end I wouldn’t say I found the book entertaining, not at all – insightful, yes.
I promised myself that I would not get into my own opinions of Trump, I think you see and hear plenty of this all over mainstream and social media.
I wanted to read this book as objectively as possible, albeit from a subjective source.
For many of us, this book probably helps make a lot of things make a lot more sense, assuming it’s all true – but you never really know whether you know the whole story.
So I try and keep an open mind…not ruling anything 100% in or out, and that includes even the wildest of conspiracy theories lol – you just never know!!
As always, hundreds of people can read the same book and all take away something different from it.
So what did I take away?
Firstly, Mary’s personal experience of Donald and the wider Trump family doesn’t sound like it’s been an overly positive one.
Ultimately, Mary’s uncle, Donald Trump, has become a life sentenced prisoner to his own ego. An ego massaged and fuelled by a lifetime of false pretences, and an encouraging media, creating an iron-weight pressure on him to maintain the facade – a vicious cycle of sorts.
Childhood trauma – well I guess you can always find a link back there somewhere to what we’ve become today!!
In a nutshell, Mary implies that a lot of her Uncle Trumps’ behaviours and characteristics are projections from that once ‘little boy Donald’ towards his father.
Those deep seated patterns, fears and need for approval still remain strong within him to this day – despite their grotesque nature and the number of years gone by since his father’s passing.