Mary Trump, Donald Trump’s granddaughter, said the United States is “in the horrible place we are in” because family members, including the president, see the disease as “a show of unforgivable weakness,” whether or not it is. traits about themselves or others.
Speaking to NPR’s Fresh Air, Mary Trump, who recently released the all-encompassing book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World̵
He spoke as the US president was criticized by doctors for unnecessarily exposing his staff and security details to the coronavirus by performing a drive-by to greet supporters outside the Walter Reed military medical center where he is being treated for the disease. .
Mary Trump is suing the president and two of her siblings, claiming they stole millions of dollars from her for several decades while squeezing her out of the family business.
On Sunday, Mary Trump said both the president and her father, Fred Trump, felt the disease was “unacceptable”. “Which sounds incredibly cruel, but it appears to be true,” he said.
She recounted how this belief affected her grandmother, who had osteoporosis, saying she would be back from the hospital and needed treatment and physical therapy, but that her grandfather, Fred Trump, “was unable to tolerate it. You know, he’d be in the room with her. And as soon as he started showing that he was suffering from physical pain, he would say, “It’s okay, right.” Everything is alright. “And he left the room.”
When asked how the reaction to the disease was expressed, Mary Trump said the attitude was driven by the fact that her grandfather “never got sick. Never.”
Fred Trump’s adherence to the philosophies of Norman Vincent Peale, an American minister and motivational speaker who was close to the Trump family and officiated at Trump’s first wedding, was taken to “a level so extreme as to be toxic because it left no room. for expressions of what she considered negativity of any kind, you know, sadness, despair, physical discomfort, “said Mary Trump.
Friedrich Trump, Mary Trump’s great-grandfather and the president’s grandfather, was killed by the Spanish flu in the 1918 pandemic, something Mary Trump said her uncle “seems to have forgotten.”