Trump and his dad saw illness as an 'unforgivable weakness' - Trump's niece Mary alleges

Trump's estranged niece, Mary Trump, has reacted to Trump's hospitalization for covid-19 by alleging the US President and his household have all the time seen sickness as "a show of unforgivable weak point."


Mary Trump who's suing the household for cash and not too long ago wrote a brand new guide criticizing her uncle and her household, advised NPR's Michel Martin that sickness was seen as "unacceptable" by Donald Trump and his father, Fred Trump. "Which sounds extremely merciless, however occurs to be true."


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In line with Mary, whose father Fred Trump Jr died of alcoholism, her household had a really poisonous dynamic the place they noticed sickness as a type of weak point.

There have been greater than 7 million instances of coronavirus within the U.S. and greater than 200,000 individuals have died and Mary feels her household's considering sample is the explanation why so many individuals within the nation have died.

"That is why [the U.S. is] within the horrible place we're in, as a result of he can not admit to the weak point of being sick or of different individuals being sick," Mary Trump says.

"In my household [it] was handled like an ethical failing," she says.

"Initially, what's fascinating is I had no concept that my great-grandfather had died throughout the 1918 flu pandemic from the flu till I examine it someplace a few years in the past. And Donald additionally appears to have forgotten about that, which is unimaginable, contemplating it is a fairly fascinating historic element within the household."

"However, , it trusted who it was. And it was additionally pushed by the truth that my grandfather was by no means sick. Ever."
"Till within the late '80s, he had a tumor eliminated, however then he was utterly wonderful. After which a few years later when he was affected by Alzheimer's, he had a hip substitute however wasn't actually conscious of a lot of what was occurring."

S"o between that and my grandfather's adherence to Norman Vincent Peale's energy of optimistic considering, which he took to such an excessive degree that it was poisonous as a result of it left no room for expressions of what he thought of negativity of any form, , disappointment, despair, being bodily sick."

"So my grandmother, together with her osteoporosis, would come dwelling from the hospital and want extra care and bodily remedy. And my grandfather was unable to tolerate it. , he'd be within the room together with her. And as quickly as she began displaying that she was in bodily ache, he would say "the whole lot's nice, proper. All the things's nice." And he'd go away the room."

"With my dad, it was worse, as you'll be able to think about, as a result of the alcoholism was thought of his fault."


When she was requested by NPR if she has heard something via her household about Trump's medical care since he contracted Covid-19, she replied;

"I've not and sadly, it looks like we will not precisely depend on the knowledge we're getting immediately from the medical staff at Walter Reed, which is unlucky as a result of we actually do want as a lot correct info as attainable in a case like this."

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