The world of Donald Trump, according to his niece

240 pages describing Trump’s tortured relationship with his family.

Much of what the world has seen of Donald Trump’s behavior is now being understood by way of a tell-all memoir written by his niece Mary Trump, a clinical psychologist.

“Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” portrays the American president as a psychologically impaired individual who craved parental affection from his father, a real estate businessman and an emotionally withholding parent. 

According to the book, Donald, the fourth of five siblings of Fred Trump and Mary Ann MacLeod Trump, did not enjoy the love and attention of his parents, therefore developing traits that are deemed frightening  for one who is the leader of the Free World. He is known to have bullied world leaders, humiliated women, punished immigrants, rewarded his loyal friends, corrupted politicians, lied, heckled, yelled, tweeted mindlessly.

We are reprinting here some excerpts from the Simon & Schuster-published book, the White House has denounced as “full of falsehoods.” A spokesperson said the book needs to be fact-checked, which all good journalists should normally do. 

We believe though the insights in the book by a mental health professional will help explain Trump’s disturbing behaviors and his constant and intense need to be cold-blooded cruel in his judgment and treatment of others.

1. Mary Trump believes her uncle suffers from multiple personality disorders and a “long undiagnosed learning disability that for decades has interfered with his ability to process information.”

2. “Donald is much as he was at 3 years old: incapableof growing, learning or evolving, unable to regulate his emotions, moderate his responses, or take in and synthesize information…Donald suffered deprivations that would scar him for life.”  

3. “This is far beyond garden-variety narcissism. Donald is not simply weak, his ego is a fragile thing that must be bolstered every moment because he knows deep down that he is nothing of what he claims to be…In Donald’s mind, even acknowledging an inevitable threat would indicate weakness. Taking responsibility would open him up to blame. Being a hero – being good – is impossible for him.”  

4. “Honest work was never demanded of him, and no matter how badly he failed, he was rewarded in ways that are almost unfathomable. He continues to be protected from his own disasters in the White House.”

5. Fred Trump “perverted his son’s perception of the world and damaged his ability to live in it… Every one of Donald’s transgressions became an audition for his father’s favor, as if he were saying, ‘See, dad, I’m the tough one. I’m the killer.'”  — Cristina DC Pastor

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