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Trump coerced father into removing niece and nephew from will

Donald Trump and his siblings coerced their father into cutting their niece and nephew out of his will then perjured themselves about it afterwards, explosive court papers seen by DailyMail.com claim.

The allegations were made in 2000 by Mary and Fred Trump III, the children of the President’s dead brother Fred Jr, in a lawsuit for wrongfully terminating their health insurance.

The bitter family dispute has come to the fore after it was revealed that Mary has written a tell-all – due out in August –  that will include ‘harrowing and salacious’ details about the Trump family.  According to the president, Mary has violated an non-disclosure agreement.

In court papers obtained by DailyMail.com, Mary and her brother Fred challenged the will of family patriarch Fred Trump Sr, and alleged that the Trump family ‘maliciously’ ended their medical coverage.

In an affidavit Mary claimed she discovered that in September 1991 Fred Sr, rewrote his will so it ‘virtually disinherited’ her and her brother.

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.

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

The lawsuit goes further and alleges the President, his brother Robert and their sister Maryanne manipulated Fred Sr into dramatically shrinking their inheritance.

Mary and Fred 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.

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.

Donald Trump and his siblings coerced their father into cutting their niece and nephew out of his will then perjured themselves about it afterwards, explosive court papers seen by DailyMail.com claim

The lawsuit goes further and alleges the President, his brother Robert and their sister Maryanne manipulated Fred Sr into dramatically shrinking their inheritance

The lawsuit goes further and alleges the President, his brother Robert and their sister Maryanne manipulated Fred Sr into dramatically shrinking their inheritance

The allegation was made in 2000 by Mary and Fred Trump III, the children of the President¿s dead brother Fred Jr, in a lawsuit for wrongfully terminating their health insurance. The dispute from two decades ago, which was settled on confidential terms, was thrown back into the public eye when it emerged that Mary had written a book about Donald. The book, which is out next month, is called Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World¿s Most Dangerous Man

Fred Trump III

 The allegation was made in 2000 by Mary (left) and Fred Trump III (right), the children of the President’s dead brother Fred Jr, in a lawsuit for wrongfully terminating their health insurance. The dispute from two decades ago, which was settled on confidential terms, was thrown back into the public eye when it emerged that Mary had written a book about Donald. The book, which is out next month, is called Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man

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.’

The dispute from two decades ago, which was settled on confidential terms, was thrown back into the public eye when it emerged that Mary had written a book about Donald.

The book, which is out next month, is called Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.

The blurb says that Mary, 55, a psychologist, describes a ‘nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse’ that helped to make Donald Trump the man he is today.

The lawsuit was filed in April 2000 at the Nassau County court in Long Island, New York.

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

The civil complaint is on behalf of Mary and Fred III, the children of Fred Trump Jr, (pictured) the eldest brother of the President who died in 1982 aged 42 after a lifetime of battling alcohol addiction

The civil complaint is on behalf of Mary and Fred III, the children of Fred Trump Jr, (pictured) the eldest brother of the President who died in 1982 aged 42 after a lifetime of battling alcohol addiction

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

He left behind his widow Lisa and his two children, Fred III and Mary.

Their health insurance was covered by one of Fred Sr’s companies as it had always been until his death in June 1999.

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.

That included coverage for Fred III’s disabled infant son William, who needed round the clock nursing care for his seizures.

In her affidavit Mary claimed: ‘I remember meeting with my uncle Robert (Trump) 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.’

Mary claimed that the probate of Fred Sr’s will – which was not resolved at the time – was ‘not a slam dunk’ for the Trump family.

Medical reports included in their lawsuit allegedly show that Robert Trump (pictured with his father in 1989) 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. The court papers suggest that Fred Sr¿s judgement may have been further impaired by problems with alcohol

Medical reports included in their lawsuit allegedly show that Robert Trump (pictured with his father in 1989) 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. The court papers suggest that Fred Sr’s judgement may have been further impaired by problems with alcohol

As Fred Sr recovered at the hospital, Dr. Philip D. Wilson, the surgeon-in-chief at Cornell University Medical College who performed the procedure, said his ¿confused state of mind seems aggravated by the procedure¿. Pictured: Fred Sr was made to do a drawing test. Dr Jutagir wrote in his report: 'He could draw a clock accurately from memory but could not set the hands at the requested time'

As Fred Sr recovered at the hospital, Dr. Philip D. Wilson, the surgeon-in-chief at Cornell University Medical College who performed the procedure, said his ‘confused state of mind seems aggravated by the procedure’. Pictured: Fred Sr was made to do a drawing test. Dr Jutagir wrote in his report: ‘He could draw a clock accurately from memory but could not set the hands at the requested time’

While his doctors noted he had enjoyed ¿excellent health throughout his whole life¿ and still put in a full day¿s work even though he was 85, they raised concerns about his mental faculties

While his doctors noted he had enjoyed ‘excellent health throughout his whole life’ and still put in a full day’s work even though he was 85, they raised concerns about his mental faculties

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 Linda’s medical expenses, and those of her children, the lawsuit states

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

June 25, 1999: Fred Sr dies. 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.

March 30, 2000: Trump family informed Fred III, his mother and his sister that their health insurance benefits which they had enjoyed all their lives would be terminated on May 1st that year. William’s benefits would terminate on April 1, so two days later.

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

Later in 2000: Lawsuit settled, terms not disclosed. 

She claimed: ‘There are very real questions regarding my grandfather’s capacity and the undue amount of influence exercised by the defendants.

‘There is no doubt that my grandfather was suffering from significant mental impairment at the time he allegedly signed his will.

‘Perfectly content to perjure themselves, all of the defendants swore in their deposition testimony that my grandfather suffered from not a scintilla of diminished capacity.

‘The medical records, however, tell a very different tale’.

At the time Fred Sr. changed his will in September 1991 he was considering undergoing surgery to replace his left hip, which he did in November that year when the pain became too much.

While his doctors noted he had enjoyed ‘excellent health throughout his whole life’ and still put in a full day’s work even though he was 85, they raised concerns about his mental faculties, according to the suit. 

As Fred Sr recovered at the hospital, Dr. Philip D. Wilson, the surgeon-in-chief at Cornell University Medical College who performed the procedure, said his ‘confused state of mind seems aggravated by the procedure’, court papers claim. 

Dr. C. Ronald MacKenzie, a colleague of Dr. Wilson’s, wrote in a report dated October 11, 1991 that ‘it was clear throughout the interview that he (Fred Sr.) has significant memory impairment’, the lawsuit papers claim.

Dr. MacKenzie noted in his report, which is in the lawsuit, that there had been an ‘obvious decline in his memory in recent years’ and he had ‘early signs of dementia’.

On November 16 in a separate report, Dr. Wilson gave an admitting diagnosis of hip problems.

But the secondary diagnosis was ‘alcoholic psychosis’ and ‘atrial fibrillation’, or an erratic heart rate.

He noted Fred Sr ‘remains somewhat confused but less combative’ and that his fever ‘may represent alcohol withdrawal’, a fact Mary draws attention to in her affidavit to bolster her argument.

In February 2000, five months after the will was changed, Robert brought 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 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.’

The neuropsychological evaluation by Professor Rajendra Jutagir is dated February 4th and 5th of 1992 and states Fred Sr. was referred to him ‘for evaluation of problems with memory’.

Dr. Jutagir wrote that Fred Sr. ‘denied any symptoms of cognitive loss’.

But the examination allegedly proved otherwise – Fred Sr. ‘did not know his birthdate, was unsure of his age and turned to his son for help in responding to some questions’.

Fred Sr. knew that it was 1992 but was ‘unsure’ about the first two digits of the year.

He was ‘unable to name this hospital’, the notes included in the lawsuit claimed.

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

Dr Jutagir wrote that Robert admitted that his father’s memory was ‘amazing until about age 80, but that notable decline has occurred only in the last two years’.

The report said: ‘The patient now forgets names and will sometimes confuse one business situation with another.’

Dr Jutagir wrote: ‘Immediate recall of stories read to him was poor relative to his level of achievement… conservative estimation suggests performance below 15th percentile.

‘After a delay of 30 minutes recall of the stories was nil. Immediate recall of a story that he did read to himself was also impaired as he could remember only one detail (out of a possible 23), and showed evidence of mild confabulation.

‘Remote memory was somewhat was somewhat impaired as he could only recall 3 of the last 9 presidents.’ 

In bitter legal filings Donald and his siblings laid out their reasons for refusing to pay for their great nephew William’s healthcare.

The Trumps argued that Mary and Fred III have already had millions of dollars from them and should be thanking them for their generosity.

Rather than suing them a ‘thank-you would be extremely appreciated,’ they claimed.

The Trumps even claimed that William didn’t actually need 24/7 care – which they dismissed as ‘expensive baby sitting’ – despite his frequent seizures.

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.

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’.

The last time Mary spoke publicly about her family was 20 years ago in an article for the New York Daily News in which she said Donald and his siblings ‘should be ashamed of themselves’.

She was reportedly the source for a New York Times investigation into the President in 2018 which demolished his image as a self made man.

In fact Donald received at least $413 million from his father and was a millionaire by the time he was eight.

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