Mary Trump believes her uncle Donald would throw his own children under the bus to save himself from prosecution
- Trump niece Mary Trump has sued the former president arguing she was deprived of millions in inheritance funds
- She told CNN’s Chris Cuomo Trump wouldn’t ‘take one for the kids’
- Said he would expect his own children to ‘take a hit for him’
Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump is once again unloading on the former president – and predicting he would turn on his own children if it comes to keeping New York prosecutors at bay.
‘What’s good for him has always been his only calculus, really,’ Mary Trump told CNN’s Chris Cuomo, when asked if her famous uncle might ‘take one for the kids’ and shield them from potential legal exposure.
‘No, he wouldn’t,’ she told the host Monday night.
‘I think if that were to happen – if prosecutors were to go after his children, he would fully expect them to take a hit for him – to benefit him. What he probably doesn’t understand is that’s not really how it works.’
Former President Donald Trump will not ‘take one for the kids,’ his niece Mary Trump told CNN. ‘He would fully expect them to take a hit for him,’ she said, as prosecutors in New York examine Trump Organization finances
She then pointed to how prosecutors often operate, trying to coerce lower-level employees to provide information which might incriminate a bigger target. Prosecutors have already been focused on longtime Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg in their probe of the company’s finances.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has obtained years of Trump’s tax return information after a court fight.
‘You know, they always try to get people to flip so they can go after the bigger target, she said.
‘But Donald would never imagine in a million years that his children would do that, although I’m fairly sure they would. So, if that indeed happens, it’s going to be fascinating because he would never do anything to protect them if it were at his expense,’ she said.
Cuomo asked her how she knew that.
Mary Trump was asked if Trump would ‘take one for the kids’ to protect his adult children amid an investigation of Trump Organization finances
Mary Trump sued Trump last year, claiming to have been deprived of millions in inheritance funds
Manhattan district Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has obtained Trump tax return information
‘I’ve known him my whole life and unfortunately, I’ve had to analyze him pretty closely over the last four or five years,’ she responded.
‘This is somebody who’s never changed. He doesn’t evolve,’ she continued. ‘He has one thing he cares about, and that’s himself. That will never, ever change, no matter who gets in his way, no matter who gets hurt, even if it’s his kids.’
Eric Trump and Donald Trump Organization ran the company along with Weisselberg while Trump was in the White House.
Cuomo asked her if she believed Trump engaged in criminal conduct. Trump has denied wrongdoing and has called the prosecution a ‘witch hunt.’
She said her own suit against Trump could ‘help prosecutors hopefully establish intent and state of mind.’ She said what Trump has been doing ‘has been going on for decades.’ Then, using a term that shows up in case law, the psychologist said: ‘We’re looking at setting precedent.’
She said her uncle believes ‘there’s still an opportunity for him to somehow undo the results of the last election.
Last year, Mary Trump sued the former president as well as his sister Maryanne Trump Barry and late brother Robert Trump, claiming she was deprived of millions in an inheritance.