According to Donald Trump’s estranged niece, the one-term president ignored requests to end the bloodshed on January 6 because he relished “murderous” rioters.
When his followers attacked the US Capitol, Mary Trump says that her uncle refused to intervene because he was “getting off” on the violence.
Ivanka Trump had twice entered the dining room next to the Oval Office to encourage her father to take action, according to Representative Liz Cheney.
“He was getting off on it, and there was no way he was going to stop anything because he was enjoying it too much,” Ms. Trump told SiriusXM host Dean Obeidallah.
“You know, the only reason people like Ivanka and others were telling him to stop it is because, in their view, it had gotten out of control, like they really thought that they could control this monster they’d created, and were probably hoping for a bloodless coup if they could just get Pence to do the, in their view, the right thing or delay enough or get it thrown to the Supreme Court or what have you.
“It was only when the crowd turned violent and it got very scary and potentially would be — that should have spelled the death of the Republican Party — that they realized that they needed Donald to tell them to stand down.”
She then added that Trump had zero interest in doing that “because he probably thought, one, that it was fun to watch all of these people being murderous on his behalf. But two, that that would be the best way for him to stay in power.”
A year ago, a mob rushed the Capitol Building, breaking over police barricades in an attempt to prevent Congress from ratifying Joe Biden’s election victory against Donald Trump.
On January 6, four individuals died at the event, with three others dying from “medical emergencies” at the same time.
Four other police officers who were on duty that day committed suicide after the attack.
Prosecutors have charged almost 700 people with various offenses, including at least 225 people with assaulting or resisting police officers.
During the riot, roughly 140 members of law enforcement were assaulted, according to officials.
Mary Trump recently made headlines when she shared that her family’s discrimination caused her to hide her sexuality.
In her 2020 book, Mary Trump doesn’t hold back in condemning the whole Trump family, tracing the history of abuse stretching back to patriarch Fred Trump, or Donald Trump’s father. Thanks to her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Mary identifies Fred as “a high-functioning sociopath, to whom love meant nothing,” according to USA Today. Trump’s interactions were riddled with emotional abuse as a result of Fred’s brutality.
According to a 2020 interview with The Washington Post, Mary says that the family was also ready to use discriminatory slurs. “Growing up, it was sort of normal to hear them use the n-word or use anti-Semitic expressions,” she claimed, adding that she believes her uncle, Donald Trump, to be racist. “It comes easily to him, and he thinks it’s going to score him points with the only people who are continuing to support him,” Mary added.
Mary didn’t agree with her family’s habit of disparaging others, the insults didn’t affect her personally until they did. “Homophobia was never an issue because nobody ever talked about gay people, well, until my grandmother called Elton John the f-word,” she explained. As a gay woman, Mary was frightened by her grandmother’s words and chose to conceal her true sexuality from her family. “I’d realized it was better that she didn’t know I was living with … a woman,” Mary wrote in her memoir.
Mary Trump, on the other hand, knew instinctively not to tell her family when she realized that she was gay. “Even though homophobia wasn’t really explicit in my family, growing up, no one talked about homosexuality one way or another,” Donald Trump’s niece explained. “My family was so anti-everything, anything that was different from them. So, I just assumed they were antigay, and that was something they would not tolerate.”
Mary once shared that hiding her sexual orientation didn’t take a toll since I really didn’t have such a close relationship with my family,” Mary said, adding that “my friends have been my family throughout my life.”