Mary Trump, Donald Trump’s niece, wants to reopen her case against the former president for allegedly defrauding her of the family fortune, according to Bloomberg.
When she signed a family settlement agreement in 2001 to cash out her inheritance, the judge found that she had “unambiguously” waived her right to sue, and the case was dismissed last month. Mary Trump, though, alleged that she was coerced into signing the agreement in her motion on Monday.
“A release from claims is only valid under New York law if it was ‘fairly and knowingly made,’ Mary Trump’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, argued in the filing. The Trump family settlement, on the other hand, was achieved through coercion, she said, including threats to swamp Mary Trump with tax payments she couldn’t afford and discontinue health insurance for her nephew,” Bloomberg’s report states. “The former president and his siblings, Maryanne Trump Barry and the late Robert Trump, ‘placed young Mary in profoundly unfair circumstances, not only by threatening to bankrupt her’ but also ‘by terminating the health insurance that was literally keeping her newborn nephew alive in an intensive care unit,’ Kaplan said in the brief.”
Mary Trump has a 2020 tell-all book titled “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” which Bloomberg notes has been a frequent critic of her uncle. She also acknowledged sharing data with the New York Times for a 2018 financial study on Donald Trump.
Because of Donald Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mary says her uncle is a mass murderer.
“He essentially hamstrung the CDC and prevented it, prevented them from doing what it was designed to do, which was to protect the American people from things like COVID-19,” Mary Trump said on “The Mary Trump Show.” “Which resulted in the unnecessary deaths, and therefore purposeful deaths, of hundreds of thousands of Americans.”
“That alone should have landed the former, whatever the fuck we want to call him, the mass murderer criminal Donald Trump in prison,” she added. “And yet I don’t I don’t see anything being made of that.”
The COVID-19 pandemic was inadequately managed during the Trump administration, as demonstrated by a recent report from the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, which Mary Trump highlighted.
The investigation found that the Trump administration downplayed worries about the pandemic’s danger and compromised public health recommendations in order to further the president’s political objectives.
According to the report, Trump and his allies in the White House threatened health officials who refused to downplay and politicize the pandemic, promoted misinformation, and hindered scientists from giving the public actual COVID-19 facts.
According to Trump, who told writer Bob Woodward, he should have known better than to downplay the pandemic from the outset but did so nonetheless. Trump also made false claims regarding data, disease prognoses, and health precautions that Americans ought to have been taking.
Despite telling the public that COVID-19 would “just disappear,” Trump admitted to Woodward that he was aware of the virus’s “deadly stuff” nature.
“I always wanted to play it down; I still like playing it down because I don’t want to create panic,” Trump told Woodward in March 2020.