News, Culture & Society

Donald Trump’s niece hides out as family try to block new book

President Donald Trump’s niece — whose tell-all book promises to blow the lid off all the family’s most closely guarded secrets — is hiding out in a $2 million beachfront condo while the storm the book has created roils all about her, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

The first pictures of Mary Trump show she now looks nothing like the woman whose photograph has been widely used by news organizations in the wake of reports about the book.

Mary, 55, left her home on New York’s Long Island over the weekend after news of her heavily contested tome broke. She drove her black Audi 270 miles to the condo on Cape Cod in Massachusetts that she bought in 2004 for $1.15 million, but is now worth nearly double that.

DailyMail.com tracked her down to the second-floor condo in the town of Brewster, where she was spotted buying a six-pack of Bass Ale early on Tuesday evening.

Despite wanting to tell all about her uncle, Mary was less forthcoming when it came to talking to us. ‘There will be a time and a place,’ she said. ‘Have a great day. Enjoy. It’s a beautiful spot.’

The Trump family has gone to court to try to stop Mary’s book — titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man — being published. The president claims she signed a non-disclosure agreement after his father Fred Sr. died more than 20 years ago preventing her saying anything about the family. 

President Donald Trump’s niece — whose tell-all book promises to blow the lid off all the family’s most closely guarded secrets — is hiding out in a $2 million beachfront condo while the storm the book has created roils all about her, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal. Pictured: Mary in Long Island on Friday before her road trip to Cape Cod 

The first pictures of Mary Trump show she now looks nothing like the woman whose photograph has been widely used by news organizations in the wake of news of the book

The first pictures of Mary Trump show she now looks nothing like the woman whose photograph has been widely used by news organizations in the wake of news of the book

Mary, 55, left her home on New York's Long Island (pictured on Friday) over the weekend after news of her heavily contested tome broke

Mary, 55, left her home on New York’s Long Island (pictured on Friday) over the weekend after news of her heavily contested tome broke 

DailyMail.com tracked her down to the second-floor condo in the town of Brewster, where she was spotted wearing the same outfit and buying a six-pack of Bass Ale on Tuesday

Despite wanting to tell all about her uncle, Mary was less forthcoming when it came to talking to us. 'There will be a time and a place,' she said. 'Have a great day. Enjoy. It's a beautiful spot'

DailyMail.com tracked her down to the second-floor condo in the town of Brewster, where she was spotted wearing the same outfit and buying a six-pack of Bass Ale on Tuesday (left and right). Despite wanting to tell all about her uncle, Mary was less forthcoming when it came to talking to us. ‘There will be a time and a place,’ she said. ‘Have a great day. Enjoy. It’s a beautiful spot’

She drove her black Audi 270 miles to the beachfront condo (pictured) on Cape Cod in Massachusetts that she bought in 2004 for $1.15 million, but is now worth nearly double that

She drove her black Audi 270 miles to the beachfront condo (pictured) on Cape Cod in Massachusetts that she bought in 2004 for $1.15 million, but is now worth nearly double that

The Trump family has gone to court to try to stop Mary’s book — titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man — being published. He claims she signed a non-disclosure agreement after his father Fred Sr. died more than 20 years ago preventing her saying anything about the family

The Trump family has gone to court to try to stop Mary’s book — titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man — being published. He claims she signed a non-disclosure agreement after his father Fred Sr. died more than 20 years ago preventing her saying anything about the family

‘She is not allowed to write a book,’ Trump told Axios last week.

But Mary’s lawyer Theodore Boutros says the president and his family are trying ‘to suppress a book that will discuss matters of utmost public importance.’

‘They are pursuing this unlawful prior restraint because they do not want the public to know the truth,’ he told the New York Times. 

‘The courts will not tolerate this brazen violation of the First Amendment.’

Mary, the daughter of the president’s brother Fred Jr., who died in 1981 from alcoholism, lives in a large brick house in Rockville Centre on Long Island. At one time she ran a lifestyle company called Trump Coaching, but that no longer seems to be in operation.

She was spotted at her home on Friday but left over the weekend for Cape Cod where her condo is 56 steep steps above a sandy beach on Cape Cod Bay.

Mary was seen wearing the same outfit on Tuesday that she was wearing back in Long Island on Friday before she hightailed it out of town. 

Her book, due to be released on July 28, promises to describe a ‘nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse that helped make Donald Trump the man he is today.’

She is expected to reveal that she was the source of a New York Times investigation into the President in 2018 which demolished his image as a self-made man. In fact, he received at least $413 million from his father and was a millionaire by the time he was eight, she said.

Lawyers for the president’s younger brother Robert, 71, attempted to file papers on Tuesday in Queens County Surrogate’s Court against Mary and her publisher Simon & Schuster. 

The court ruled that the filing was botched and they will have to refile.

She was spotted in Long Island on Friday (pictured) but left over the weekend for Cape Cod where her condo is 56 steep steps above a sandy beach on Cape Cod Bay

She was spotted in Long Island on Friday (pictured) but left over the weekend for Cape Cod where her condo is 56 steep steps above a sandy beach on Cape Cod Bay

She is expected to reveal that she was the source of a New York Times investigation into the President in 2018 which demolished his image as a self-made man. In fact, he received at least $413 million from his father and was a millionaire by the time he was eight, she said

She is expected to reveal that she was the source of a New York Times investigation into the President in 2018 which demolished his image as a self-made man. In fact, he received at least $413 million from his father and was a millionaire by the time he was eight, she said

Mary's lawyer Theodore Boutros says the president and his family are trying 'to suppress a book that will discuss matters of utmost public importance.' 'They are pursuing this unlawful prior restraint because they do not want the public to know the truth,' he told the New York Times. Pictured: Mary picking up some ice from a 7/11 in Long Island on Friday

Mary’s lawyer Theodore Boutros says the president and his family are trying ‘to suppress a book that will discuss matters of utmost public importance.’ ‘They are pursuing this unlawful prior restraint because they do not want the public to know the truth,’ he told the New York Times. Pictured: Mary picking up some ice from a 7/11 in Long Island on Friday 

Mary drove her black Audi 270 miles to the condo on Cape Cod in Massachusetts that she bought in 2004 for $1.15 million, but is now worth nearly double that. Pictured: Mary in Long Island on Friday before her road trip to Massachusetts

Mary drove her black Audi 270 miles to the condo on Cape Cod in Massachusetts that she bought in 2004 for $1.15 million, but is now worth nearly double that. Pictured: Mary in Long Island on Friday before her road trip to Massachusetts 

Trump and his family are desperate to stop the book from ever seeing the light of day and are seeking a temporary restraining order to block its publishing. Their legal papers claim that Mary is violating a nondisclosure agreement stemming from the settlement of Fred Trump Sr.'s estate in 2001. Pictured: Mary on her beer run in Massachusetts on Tuesday evening

Trump and his family are desperate to stop the book from ever seeing the light of day and are seeking a temporary restraining order to block its publishing. Their legal papers claim that Mary is violating a nondisclosure agreement stemming from the settlement of Fred Trump Sr.’s estate in 2001. Pictured: Mary on her beer run in Massachusetts on Tuesday evening 

The publishers said Mary — a registered Democrat — 'has written a compelling personal story of worldwide significance, and we look forward to helping her tell her story'. Pictured: Parking lot of Mary's condo that is steps from a private beach

The publishers said Mary — a registered Democrat — ‘has written a compelling personal story of worldwide significance, and we look forward to helping her tell her story’. Pictured: Parking lot of Mary’s condo that is steps from a private beach 

Trump and his family are desperate to stop the book from ever seeing the light of day and are seeking a temporary restraining order to block its publishing.

Their legal papers claim that Mary is violating a nondisclosure agreement stemming from the settlement of Fred Trump Sr.’s estate in 2001.

Robert Trump said he was ‘deeply disappointed’ with Mary, adding: ‘Her attempt to sensationalize and mischaracterize our family relationship after all of these years for her own financial gain is both a travesty and injustice to the memory of my late brother, Fred, and our beloved parents. I and the rest of my entire family are so proud of my wonderful brother, the president, and feel that Mary’s actions are truly a disgrace.’

Mary is the daughter of the president's brother Fred Jr. (pictured), who died in 1981 from alcoholism

Mary is the daughter of the president’s brother Fred Jr. (pictured), who died in 1981 from alcoholism 

Publisher Simon & Schuster said in a statement to DailyMail.com: ‘As the plaintiff and his attorney well know, the courts take a dim view of prior restraint, and this attempt to block publication will meet the same fate as those that have gone before.’

Just last week, a court declined to stop the release of a book by former National Security Advisor John Bolton.

The publishers said Mary — a registered Democrat — ‘has written a compelling personal story of worldwide significance, and we look forward to helping her tell her story.’

Mary and her brother Fred III filed suit against Donald and Robert Trump and their sister Maryanne Trump Barry in 2000, for wrongful termination of medical benefits and coverage. 

Conversations with 83-year-old Trump Barry, a retired federal appeals court judge, are said to be included in Mary’s book.

In decades-old legal papers exclusively revealed by DailyMail.com this week, Mary and Fred III claimed that after providing health insurance for decades, the Trump family ‘unilaterally’ canceled it ‘maliciously and without excuse or justification.’

Fred III and Mary alleged the Trumps acted in ‘retaliation’ for them challenging the will of Fred Trump Sr., who died in 1999.

Mary alleged that Fred Sr. was suffering from ‘significant mental impairment’ when he rewrote the will eight years before his death.

Mary and her brother Fred III filed suit against Donald and Robert Trump and their sister Maryanne Trump Barry (pictured together in 1990) in 2000, for wrongful termination of medical benefits and coverage. In decades-old legal papers exclusively revealed by DailyMail.com this week, Mary and Fred III claimed that after providing health insurance for decades, the Trump family 'unilaterally' canceled it 'maliciously and without excuse or justification

Mary and her brother Fred III filed suit against Donald and Robert Trump and their sister Maryanne Trump Barry (pictured together in 1990) in 2000, for wrongful termination of medical benefits and coverage. In decades-old legal papers exclusively revealed by DailyMail.com this week, Mary and Fred III claimed that after providing health insurance for decades, the Trump family ‘unilaterally’ canceled it ‘maliciously and without excuse or justification 

Fred III and Mary alleged the Trumps acted in 'retaliation' for them challenging the will of Fred Trump Sr. (pictured with Donald in 1988) who died in 1999. Mary alleged that Fred Sr. was suffering from 'significant mental impairment' when he rewrote the will eight years before his death

Fred III and Mary alleged the Trumps acted in ‘retaliation’ for them challenging the will of Fred Trump Sr. (pictured with Donald in 1988) who died in 1999. Mary alleged that Fred Sr. was suffering from ‘significant mental impairment’ when he rewrote the will eight years before his death 

She said Donald and his siblings manipulated him into nearly cutting out her and Fred III from the will.

Doctors testified that Fred Sr. was in severe decline at the time. Dr. Ronald MacKenzie, wrote in a report dated October 11, 1991 that ‘it was clear throughout the interview that he has significant memory impairment.’ Four months later Professor Rajendra Jutagir said Fred Sr. ‘did not know his birthdate, was unsure of his age and turned to his son for help in responding to some questions.’

The new will divided the bulk of the inheritance among his living children, meaning Mary and Fred III only got $200,000 each because their father was dead.

The case was eventually settled and the terms are not in the court file.

But it appears the nondisclosure agreement that Mary allegedly signed stems from this court battle.

In an affidavit from the 2000 lawsuit against the Trump siblings, Mary claimed she discovered that in September 1991 Fred Sr. rewrote his will so it ‘virtually disinherited’ her and her brother.

When they challenged the will in probate court, the Trump family allegedly canceled their health insurance in ‘retaliation.’

Mary and Fred III claim the Trumps lied during the probate for Fred Sr.’s estate by saying he had ‘not a scintilla of diminished capacity’ when he changed the will in 1991 at the age of 85.

But doctors who examined Fred Sr. around then said he had early signs of dementia and couldn’t even remember his birthday nor details of a story read to him 30 minutes prior, according to medical reports included in the lawsuit.

The documents allegedly show that Robert Trump told doctors in 1992 that Fred Sr.’s memory had seen a ‘notable decline’ for the past two years, flatly contradicting his later testimony to the probate court.

In an affidavit Mary claimed at that point, she discovered that in September 1991 Fred Sr rewrote his will so it 'virtually disinherited' her and Fred III. The new will divided the bulk of the inheritance among his living children, meaning Mary and Fred III only got $200,000 each because their father was dead. Pictured l-r: Robert, Elizabeth, Fred, Donald and Maryanne

In an affidavit Mary claimed at that point, she discovered that in September 1991 Fred Sr rewrote his will so it ‘virtually disinherited’ her and Fred III. The new will divided the bulk of the inheritance among his living children, meaning Mary and Fred III only got $200,000 each because their father was dead. Pictured l-r: Robert, Elizabeth, Fred, Donald and Maryanne

TIMELINE OF FALLOUT BETWEEN TRUMP SIBLINGS AND THEIR NIECE AND NEPHEW 

For decades: Fred Sr agrees to pay Fred Trump Jr’s family’s medical bills.

1970: Fred Trump Jr and his wife Lisa Trump divorce.

1982: Fred Jr dies aged 42 after a lifetime of battling alcohol addiction. Fred Sr agrees to cover Lisa’s medical expenses and those of her children, the lawsuit states. 

September 18, 1991: Fred Sr changes his will. Mary and Fred III allege he did so under the undue influence of Donald and the rest of the family.

June 25, 1999: Fred Sr dies. His estate goes into probate.

June 30, 1999: William Trump, Fred III’s son, is born with severe disabilities and seizures which requires extensive medical treatment.

Early 2000: Mary and Fred III challenge Fred Sr’s will because they claim he was manipulated into cutting them out by Donald, Robert and Maryanne.

March 30, 2000: Trump family informs Mary, Fred III and their mother that their health insurance benefits, which they had all their lives, would be terminated on May 1 that year. Fred III’s son William’s benefits would terminate on April 1 – just two days later.

April 27, 2000: Fred III, his wife, Mary and their mother sue the Trump family, claiming they are cutting off their health insurance in retaliation for challenging Fred Sr’s will.

Later in 2000: The case was eventually settled and the terms are not in the court file.

The court papers also suggest that Fred Sr.’s judgement may have been further impaired by problems with alcohol.

Mary and Fred III even claim their grandfather may not have been the one to sign his revised will and contend it was ‘allegedly’ signed by him.

In an affidavit Mary Trump claimed: ‘At the time the will was executed, my grandfather was suffering from senile dementia and significant memory impairment.

‘My brother and I believe that the will is the product of undue influence and coercion by defendants upon my grandfather, who clearly lacked the requisite mental capacity to make a will.’

Fred Sr. built up The Trump Organization into a vast real estate empire and Fred Trump Jr. was his eldest son.

But Fred Jr. battled alcoholism his entire life and died at the age of 42 in 1982.

After his death, health insurance for Fred III, Mary and their mother Lisa was covered by one of Fred Sr.’s companies.

That included coverage for Fred III’s disabled infant son William — born five days after his great grandfather’s death — who needed round the clock nursing care for his seizures. The president and his siblings claimed William did not need such care and dismissed it as ‘expensive babysitting.’

Instead of hiring a nurse, Fred III should take a CPR course from the American Red Cross in case William has another cardiac arrest and resuscitate the boy himself, the siblings said.

In her affidavit Mary claimed: ‘For the defendants to threaten the health of a 10-month-old infant in order to try and force a settlement and thereby cover up their own duplicitous conduct is obscene.

‘They have lied in the probate proceeding and they are lying in this proceeding, attempting to paint themselves as kind, loving and concerned individuals when nothing could be farther from the truth.’

In her affidavit Mary said she met her Uncle Robert at the Drake Hotel in New York in mid-1999. ‘The purpose of the meeting was my uncle’s attempt to persuade us to sign waivers and consents to the probate of my grandfather’s will.

‘When we expressed reluctance to do so, my uncle immediately stated that (the health insurance company) had already expended $125,000 for William’s care.

‘This barely veiled threat surfaced again a number of times, more blatantly, during the course of probate proceedings.’

In February 2000, five months after the will was changed, Robert took Fred Sr. to Geriatric Medicine Associates at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York for an evaluation of his memory.

Mary claimed Robert told the doctors then that Fred Sr.’s memory had been in ‘notable decline’ for the past two years.

Mary argued: ‘This was the same man who swore at his deposition, as did his brother and sister, that his father was mentally fit at the time he made his will.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Comments are closed.