WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- President Donald Trump has reportedly told his lawyers to look into the upcoming tell-all book of his niece, Mary Trump.
- The book, entitled Too Much and Never Enough, is described as a “revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him.”
- Mary had signed an NDA barring her from publishing anything about her relationship with Trump Jr.’s siblings.
Mary Trump, President Donald Trump’s niece, is set to release a scathing tell-all book about the Trump family, and the president is reportedly pushing back.
Sources told The Daily Beast that while the president has not publicly commented on the book, he has privately “told people close to him that he’s getting his lawyers to look into the … matter.”
Mary had signed a non-disclosure agreement that bars her from publishing anything regarding a 2001 settlement “or her relationship with [Trump Jr.’s siblings] Donald, Maryanne and Robert.”
She and her brother, Fred Trump III, had alleged misconduct in their grandfather Fred Trump Sr.’s will and sued their aunts and uncles in 2000. The majority of his assets had been distributed to his four living children without a fifth share intended for Fred Trump Jr., who had died in 1981.
The New York Times later reported that the lawsuit was “very amicably” settled, according to the president.
It is still unclear what formal response, if any, President Trump’s lawyers would make.
According to The Daily Beast report, it may be a cease-and-desist letter.
Mary’s upcoming book, entitled Too Much and Never Enough, has been described by her publisher as a “revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him.”
The book will reportedly detail Mary’s firsthand experience including early years in her grandparents’ New York City home.
The book’s description reads, “She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office.”
Mary, who is also a clinical psychologist, detailed “the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons”: her father and the president.
The White House has often dismissed unflattering memoirs or unauthorized biographies involving the first family.