Mary Trump made a cheeky dig at President Donald Trump lashed out at his niece and called her a ‘mess’ following the release of her highly-lauded tell-all memoir.
Trump’s niece went after her uncle’s fascination with TV ratings with a simple Friday tweet: 5.23 million v. 5.11 million.’
The number referred to reported views of Mary interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Thursday versus the reported views of the president’s town hall with Fox News’ Sean Hannity in June.
She added the hashtag ‘#seldomseen’ in reference to Trump’s declaration that she was ‘a seldom seen niece.’
Mary Trump took to Twitter Friday to cheekily dig at how she had more viewers during her MSNBC interview compared to a Sean Hannity Fox interview with President Donald Trump
The tweet comes after Donald Trump struck out at his niece Mary and former National Security Advisor John Bolton Friday over their tell-all memoirs about the president.
In a Twitter tirade, Trump claimed that he is the ‘ultimate member of The Book of the Month Club’ because of the recent string of scathing stories told about him in new blockbuster books.
The president launched an attack on Bolton calling him a ‘lowlife dummy’ and a ‘war mongering fool’ before accusing him of breaking the law.
He then rounded on niece Mary Trump who he called a ‘mess’ and claimed that his parents couldn’t stand her, while also accusing her of breaking the law.
President Donald Trump struck out at his niece Mary and former National Security Advisor John Bolton on Twitter Friday evening over their tell-all memoirs
Trump accused them both of breaking the law, calling his niece a ‘mess’ and Bolton a ‘fool’
‘I am the ultimate member of The Book of the Month Club,’ Trump began Friday evening.
‘First I have lowlife dummy John Bolton, a war mongering fool, violating the law (he released massive amounts of Classified Information) and an NDA in order to build badly needed credibility and make a few dollars, which will all end up going to the government anyway.
‘Next up is Mary Trump, a seldom seen niece who knows little about me, says untruthful things about my wonderful parents (who couldn’t stand her!) and me, and violated her NDA,’ he continued.
‘She also broke the Law by giving out my tax Returns. She’s a mess!
‘Many books have been written about me, some good, some bad. Both happily and sadly, there will be more to come!’
It was revealed Thursday that Mary L. Trump’s scathing memoir about her uncle has sold nearly a million copies from preorders alone.
Publisher Simon & Schuster revealed that the book, named ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man’, sold a company record of 950,000 copies in combined print, digital and audio editions as of its date of sale, earlier this week.
Simon & Schuster were also the publishers of Bolton’s ‘The Room Where It Happened’, which sold nearly 800,000 copies in its first week when released last month.
Trump and his allies had tried to stop both books from niece Mary Trump (pictured left) and former National Security Advisor John Bolton (pictured right) coming out
‘Too Much and Never Enough’ from Mary Trump had sold a company record of 950,000 copies in combined print, digital and audio editions as of its date of sale, earlier this week
John Bolton’s memoir ‘The Room Where It Happened’ was released last month
Trump and his allies had tried to stop both books from coming out, alleging that Bolton had revealed classified information and that Mary Trump had violated a nondisclosure agreement.
Judges in each case denied requests for injunctions.
In her book, Mary Trump has claimed that she heard her uncle use the n-word and anti-Semitic slurs and that the family engaged in casual bigotry throughout her childhood.
The White House has called Mary’s allegations ‘a book of falsehoods’, adding: ‘The president doesn’t use those words.’
Mary described what her family engaged in as ‘a knee-jerk anti-Semitism, a knee-jerk racism.’
‘Homophobia was never an issue because nobody ever talked about gay people, well, until my grandmother called Elton John’ an anti-gay slur,’ she also told The Washington Post.
In the book, she describes her grandmother Mary calling the choice to have John sing at the funeral of Princess Diana ‘a disgrace’ and said he was a ‘little’ six-letter slur.
Mary Trump, seen sitting at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office during an April 2017 visit
She said that led to her decision not to come out to her family.
Mary Trump was secretly engaged to a woman, but had to push back her wedding because her grandfather, Fred Trump Sr., had died.
In another explosive section of the book, in which she describes the president as being unfit for office, Mary Trump writes that her uncle paid a friend named Joe Shapiro to take his SATs for him so he could attend the University of Pennsylvania’s famous Wharton School of Business.
Ex-tennis star Pam Shriver, the widow of Trump pal Joe Shapiro from Penn, said last week her husband never met the future president until they were at business school together – so he couldn’t have taken President Trump’s SATS.
Mary also described President Trump’s 2016 campaign as being racist several times in the book.
‘He did tap into a certain bigotry and inchoate rage, which he’s always been good at doing,’ she wrote, pointing to the 1989 New York Times ad the president took out demanding that the Central Park Five – a group of five black suspects who were cleared of assault and rape charges – be executed.
Mary Trump, a trained psychologist, described President Trump’s 2016 campaign as being racist several times in the book and accused their entire family of racism
Judge Hal Greenwald of the New York State Supreme Court stopped the Trump family’s attempt to gag Mary Trump from talking about her book which came out Tuesday.
It had already topped Amazon.com’s best seller list but Mary had been unable to personally talk about it after Robert Trump, President Trump’s brother, argued that the book violated a confidentiality agreement related to Fred Trump’s estate.
Mary Trump is President Trump’s niece, the daughter of his eldest brother Fred Trump, who died in 1981 due to complications from alcoholism.
The Trump administration sued John Bolton in June, trying to stop the release of his White House memoir. It was released on June 23
However the courts ruled in her favor – both in publishing the book and letting her discuss it.
Judge Greenwald ruled that stopping publication was a ‘moot’ point because the book had already been distributed to sellers and publicized in the media.
The Justice Department had also attempted to block the release of John Bolton’s book, which makes some explosive claims about the president.
A judge allowed its release in June but warned that the ex-national security adviser has ‘gambled’ with US security.
Trump slammed the decision on Twitter branding Bolton ‘despicable man’ who broke the law and warned that he must pay a ‘very big price’.
The Trump administration sued Bolton days before the book’s June 23 release in order to have it postponed because of concerns that classified information could be exposed.
Copies of the book were then leaked to the media the next day.
The memoir from the president’s top aide, who was controversially fired back in September 2019, contains a number of explosive claims about Trump, including that he asked China for help with his re-election bid – a move similar to how Trump interacted with Ukraine, which led to him being impeached.
It paints an unflattering portrait of Trump’s foreign policy decision-making during the turbulent year-and-a-half that Bolton spent in the White House.
The book portrays a White House filled with chaos – a president with no real understanding of world affairs, a son-in-law wielding powers in areas out of his depth, and in-fighting and backstabbing among different power centers.
The Justice Department’s attempt to block the release of John Bolton’s (pictured) tell-all book was denied in June. The book makes some explosive claims about President Trump
The bombshell claims made include that Trump made ‘personal favors’ to dictators, bedded Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him win the 2020 presidential race and delayed pulling out of the Iran deal to let Melania launch her own initiative first.
Bolton became Trump’s national security adviser in April 2018 and left in September 2019.
Trump claims he fired him but Bolton has said he left because he clashed with the president on several policy issues, including Iraq, Afghanistan and the Ukraine.
Among the other claims in the book are that Mike Pompeo mocked Donald Trump behind his back by slipping Bolton a note saying ‘he is so full of s***’ and that Bill Barr said he was ‘worried’ about his conduct.
Another section claims Trump defended Saudi’s Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to keep the spotlight off the revelation that his daughter Ivanka was using a private email account while a top White House advisor.
Bolton alleges that Trump said invading Venezuela would be ‘cool’ and it was ‘really part of the U.S.,’ that he thought Finland was in Russia and he didn’t know Britain had nuclear weapons.