The long-awaited release of a book written by Donald Trump’s niece, Mary, was moved up two weeks on Monday, to July 14, and some of the details contained in the book have already begun to leak out.
Politico reports that Simon & Schuster, the publisher of Too Much and Never Enough, How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man “due to high demand and extraordinary interest.”
But even more tantalizing are the tidbits that we got regarding what exactly Mary Trump has to say about her uncle:
“Mary Trump, a clinical psychologist, argues in the book that Donald Trump was emotionally hobbled at a young age because his mother fell ill and his hard-charging, real-estate-developer father made no effort to take over childrearing duties.
“’Donald is much as he was at three years old: incapable of growing, learning or evolving, unable to regulate his emotions, moderate his responses, or take in and synthesize information,’ an excerpt on the book’s back jacket cover says. ‘Donald suffered deprivations that would scar him for life.’
“Mary Trump’s account appears to be unsparing, according to a release from the publisher. She alleges that her uncle Donald values human beings ‘only…in monetary terms’ and subscribes to ‘cheating as a way of life.’
CNN’s Brian Stelter tweeted out the back cover of the book:
Simon & Schuster just published the back cover of the book – Trump’s niece Mary writes, “Today, Donald is much as he was at three years old: incapable of growing, learning, or evolving, unable to regulate his emotions, moderate his responses, or take in & synthesize information.” pic.twitter.com/9pTVJmT1c0
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 6, 2020
The president and his brother, Robert, had sought to prevent publication of the book by getting a court injunction. But after initially getting a delay from one judge, another court ruled in favor of Mary Trump.
Expect a full-scale meltdown by Trump on Twitter between now and July 14. He’s got to be worried about what his niece has revealed in the book. If he weren’t, why would have tried to block its publication?