Mary Trump book Too Much and Never Enough: the controversial Donald Trump exposé written by his niece explained

The book details the dark history of the Trump family that made the US President the man he is today

The niece of US President Donald Trump has penned a tell-all expose that delves into the story behind how her uncle rose to become the 45th leader of the United States.

The book, due to be released on 14 July, details how the Trump family “created the world’s most dangerous man”, with Ms Trump describing her uncle as both a bully and a fraud.

Who is Mary Trump?

Ms Trump describes her uncle as both a bully and a fraud

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Mary Trump, 55, is the daughter of Donald Trump’s late older brother, Freddie, who died from a heart attack at the age of 42.

Mary is a trained clinical psychologist, with a masters and a doctorate degree from Adelphi University, and has now authored an expose about her uncle and the Trump family.

The memoir will reportedly detail how Ms Trump supplied confidential documents to the New York Times for its Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative report into Mr Trump’s personal finances.

The investigation alleged that the president had been involved in “fraudulent” tax schemes and received more than $400 million (£316m), in today’s money, from his father’s real estate empire - thereby discrediting his image as a self-made man.

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Ms Trump also previously claimed in a lawsuit that the Trump family took advantage of her mentally incapacitated grandfather, Fred Trump Senior, who died in 1999 of Alzheimer’s disease, to all but cut her and her brother, Fred III, out of his will.

She signed a nondisclosure agreement in 1999 to settle a dispute over her grandfather’s estate, and the Trump family sued to prevent the book from publication.

However, on 13 July, Judge Hal B Greenwald in Poughkeepsie, New York, ruled that Ms Trump can talk freely about her book, after lifting an order that had blocked her from publicising or distributing her work.

The judge rejected arguments from Mary’s uncle, Robert Trump, that she is unable to discuss family members publicly, due to an agreement made by family members to settle the estate of her father following his death.

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It was ruled that the confidentiality clauses in the 2001 agreement, “viewed in the context of the current Trump family circumstances in 2020, would offend public policy as a prior restraint on protected speech.”

"Notwithstanding that the book has been published and distributed in great quantities, to enjoin Mary L Trump at this juncture would be incorrect and serve no purpose. It would be moot," wrote Judge Greenwald/

What is Too Much and Never Enough about?

Ms Trump’s book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man, details the dark history of the Trump family that made the US President the man he is today.

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In the detailed memoir, Ms Trump explains how her uncle became “the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security and social fabric”, recalling family events that date back to her childhood.

She writes that her uncle exhibits all of the characteristics of a narcissist and claims he was heavily influenced by watching his father, Fred Trump Senior, bully her father, who died when she was just 16 years old.

She tells how a combination of destructive relationships, neglect and abuse, helped to create the man who currently occupies the Oval Office, particularly between Donald, his brother Fred Junior, and their father.

Among the revelations, Ms Trump claims that her uncle paid a friend to sit the SAT exams for him, over fears he would not get accepted on his university placement.

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The book is described as “revelatory” by publisher Simon and Schuster, which says it will lift the lid on a “toxic family.”