Mary L. Trump has remained silent on the passing of her uncle Robert Trump, who unsuccessfully tried to block the publication of her tell-all book on the president and his famous family earlier this year.
Robert Trump, the youngest of the Trump siblings, died Saturday night at the age of 71.
Tributes have poured in from members of the Trump family including the president, who visited his brother in the hospital in New York City on Saturday and praised him as his ‘best friend’.
As Trump’s children and confidantes shared touching tributes to the soft-spoken brother, Mary remained silent.
However, she was active on Twitter where she shared several photos of her pet cat and bird.
Mary L. Trump, 55, has remained silent on the passing of her uncle Robert Trump (left), who unsuccessfully tried to block the publication of her tell-all book on the president and his famous family earlier this year
Robert Trump, the youngest of the Trump siblings, died Saturday night at the age of 71. Robert and Donald are pictured in 1999
On Saturday evening she tweeted a picture of her pet cat with the caption: ‘Linden, doing his best to roll with it #Caturday.’
She shared another photo of her cat and bird saying: ‘Sebastian, on the other hand, does not understand why there’s not a day dedicated entirely to him.’
Mary knew about Robert’s delicate condition, revealing in a prior interview with Greenpeace that he had been sick and hospitalized ‘a couple of times in the last three months.’
This year Robert clashed with Mary, the 55-year-old daughter of his brother Fred Trump Jr., and filed a lawsuit against her and her book in June on behalf of the Trump family.
Robert filed for an injunction claiming the explosive book, ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man’, violated the terms of a confidentiality agreement she signed nearly two decades ago.
In a statement to The New York Times in June, he accused his niece of attempting to ‘sensationalize and mischaracterize’ their family relationship for her own financial gain.
On Saturday evening she tweeted a picture of her pet cat with the caption: ‘Linden, doing his best to roll with it #Caturday’
She shared another photo of her cat and bird saying: ‘Sebastian, on the other hand, does not understand why there’s not a day dedicated entirely to him’
On Friday she tweeted that her uncle President Donald Trump is a ‘loser’ following his bid to block the Postal Service from collecting mail-in ballots
‘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,’ Robert said.
The explosive memoir was eventually released last month after a judge agreed to lift a temporary restraining order preventing Mary from publicizing or distributing her work.
The judge said the confidentiality clauses in the 2001 agreement, ‘viewed in the context of the current Trump family circumstances in 2020, would offend public policy as a prior restraint on protected speech’.
In her book Mary writes of her legal battle with Donald, Robert and the other Trumps following the death of Fred Trump Sr, after Mary, her brother, and her father were practically cut out of his will.
Fred Trump Sr. died in 1999, but Mary and her brother Fred Trump III contested the will and sued Donald Trump and his siblings, accusing them of poisoning Fred Trump Sr. against them.
Robert had remained close to the 74-year-old president and, as recently as June, filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Trump family that unsuccessfully sought to stop publication of a tell-all book (above)
Donald Trump once described his younger brother as ‘much quieter and easygoing than I am,’ and ‘the only guy in my life whom I ever call “honey.”‘ Robert is pictured right with sister Maryanne and brother Donald in 1990
Fred Trump and Robert Trump are pictured together in 1985 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. Mary described Robert in her book as forcing her and her brother to accept a settlement in the legal battle over the will of her grandfather, Robert’s father, Fred Trump Sr
In April 2001 Mary Trump and her brother settled the lawsuit. Though the terms aren’t known they were given a financial payment and had to turn over the 20 percent stake in Trump assets they had inherited from their father.
In Robert Trump’s court filing he said the settlement included a confidentiality agreement.
In her book Mary wrote that her uncle Robert tried to persuade her and her brother to accept the will’s terms, citing how the family paid a lot of money for Fred III’s nine-month-old son William’s care. The child had suffered from seizure disorders and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Mary and her brother took that as a threat that the family would terminate the insurance if they fought the will.
She also writes in her book that Robert Trump told her and her brother that if they didn’t settle the will, the family battle would bankrupt one of the companies in which they had inherited a stake and give the two of them the bill.
Sen. Ted Cruz slammed headlines announcing Robert Trump’s death that he found offensive. He bashed the Washington Post for this headline describing Robert as ‘the younger brother of President Trump who filed lawsuit against niece’
Cruz tweeted this screenshot of a obituary for an Islamic State leader which he argued was more flattering and respectful than Robert Trump’s headline
On Saturday evening into Sunday ‘#wrongTrump’ started to trend on Twitter with users darkly joking the president should have been the one to die instead of his brother
Following the passing of Robert Trump Sen. Ted Cruz slammed headlines announcing his death that he found offensive.
He tweeted a screenshot of the Washington Post’s headline that described Robert as ‘the younger brother of President Trump who filed lawsuit against niece’.
Cruz denigrated the outlet for their choice of words saying: ‘This headline, on an “obituary” no less, is sick. WaPo should be ashamed of itself. Robert Trump, RIP.’
On Saturday evening into Sunday ‘#wrongTrump’ started to trend on Twitter with users darkly joking the president should have been the one to die instead of his brother.
However, the hashtag sparked outrage among many who viewed the trend as offensive in the time of loss.