Mainstream media has been falling all over itself for weeks since word got out about the pending publication of a so-called “tell-all book,” by Mary Trump, the president’s niece.
Nobody loves a scandal more than the lamestream media, and Mary has been making the rounds since June, much to the chagrin of Trump supporters.
Initially scheduled for release in August, Simon & Schuster moved that date forward two weeks, publishing Too Much and Never Enough on July 14, 2020.
Questions lingered for weeks about the source of information included in the book. On August 22, 2020, Mary provided The Washington Post excerpts and transcripts of secret recordings she made of conversations between her and the president’s sister, Maryanne Trump Barry.
Then, on August 28, she released another series of recordings during an MSNBC interview with host Joy Reid. That effort earned her a presidential tweet the following day with President Trump referring to her as his “unstable niece.”
..Even whether it’s dumb warmongers like John Bolton, social pretenders like Bob Woodward, who never has anything good to say, or an unstable niece, who was now rightfully shunned, scorned and mocked her entire life, and never even liked by her own very kind & caring grandfather!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2020
Is Her Story Plausible?
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany dismissed the book as a collection of “falsehoods, plain and simple,” shortly after its release. And, questions do remain regarding its accuracy.
Mashable‘s Chris Taylor wrote a review of Mary’s book a few days after its release. Calling her an “unreliable narrator,” but not necessarily a liar, he wrote her “self-contradictions are small but legion.”
Jennifer Szalai of The New York Times discussed Mary’s possible motive for writing the book. According to her, Mary’s book was “written from pain,” and “designed to hurt.”
Additionally, the motives behind the recorded remarks by the president’s sister remain unclear. However, it is clear from Barry’s own words that animosity between her and her brother wasn’t in short supply.
Truth is often elusive, and it remains unlikely that Mary will ever release proof-positive for all the claims in her book. Ultimately, it remains up to the American people to render a verdict on President Trump and his future.
And, on November 3, 2020, that’s what will happen when they cast their votes. May the best candidate win, and may he begin his second term next year.
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