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Fri Jul 10, 2020, 01:00 AM

Horror clouds every page of Mary Trump's book about her Uncle Donald

Mary Trump’s book about her Uncle Donald is dark. Right from the get-go, when it begins with this feel-good epigraph from “Les Miserables”: If the soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed.

Already notorious, “Too Much and Never Enough” is Donald Trump’s story, written by his niece, a clinical psychologist and Trump family dissident. It‘s being released this month after a failed effort, nominally by Donald’s brother Robert, to get a court to stop its publication.

You can see why President Trump doesn’t want anyone to read this thing. It gives the lie to many of his most cherished myths about himself, including the howler that he’s self-made.

According to the book, Uncle Donald’s ineptitude goes so deep it’s hard to fathom. Mary reports that one of his sisters, casting around for something to give Donald credit for, proposed his five bankruptcies.

That kind of revelation produces a snicker from a reader like me, but that’s all that passes for levity here. Horror clouds every page. I expected to encounter some seamy stuff in any history of the Trump family’s fortune. After all, the money comes from brothels, tax evasion, bankrupt casinos, sketchy real-estate deals and a more or less stolen election.

But I also expected at least a little gritty urban romance. If not the sumptuous passions of “The Godfather,” the Trump saga would — I hoped — contain a moment or two of “Sopranos”-style wit.

Nothing doing.

The president’s life story is narrow, provincial and grim — a joyless grind of fraud and cruelty evoked not by the gruesome glitz of Trump Tower but by the dreary Trump apartment Mary lived in as a child with her mother and father, Linda and Freddy Trump. Sloppily installed air conditioners rotted the drywall, and no amount of plastic sheeting could keep out the bitter wind; Trump Management, run by Freddy’s father Fred and brother Donald, refused to fix it.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-07-09/mary-trump-donald-trump-too-much-and-never-enough

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Reply Horror clouds every page of Mary Trump's book about her Uncle Donald (Original post)
Zorro Jul 2020 OP
dawg day Jul 2020 #1
Tess49 Jul 2020 #3
Skittles Jul 2020 #6
jimfields33 Jul 2020 #11
Cha Jul 2020 #2
Lock him up. Jul 2020 #4
Cha Jul 2020 #5
empedocles Jul 2020 #8
CatLady78 Jul 2020 #7
NBachers Jul 2020 #9
tanyev Jul 2020 #10
dawg day Jul 2020 #13
dawg day Jul 2020 #12
I_UndergroundPanther Jul 2020 #14
Totally Tunsie Jul 2020 #16
I_UndergroundPanther Jul 2020 #17
raccoon Jul 2020 #15

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 01:59 AM

1. Those of us who had wonderful uncles--

who set up college funds for us-- and gave us good advice-- and still send us $20 on our birthday--
have sympathy for Mary Trump. Imagine if Donald Trump was your uncle. No, he doesn't send you $ on your birthday... he steals millions from you that should have come to your from your dead father.

In normal families, fatherless children like Mary and her brother would be cherished and helped. Uncles and aunts would make sure they felt safe and loved, and didn't worry about the future.

But not in Trump's family. There was far more money than needed to go around. So of course Donal stole millions and millions from his orphaned nephew and niece.

This is the man that so many evangelicals think is 'the hand of God.'

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Response to dawg day (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 02:24 AM

3. I had one of those wonderful uncles. Still miss him terribly. n/t

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Response to dawg day (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 03:52 AM

6. is it common to have uncles like that?

mine were more likely to be in jail

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Response to dawg day (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:08 AM

11. I definitely didn't have uncles who set up college funds,

But Christmas gifts (no birthday gifts...no biggie) and knowing I was loved was awesome.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 02:11 AM

2. ".. including the howler that he's self-made.."! What the Hell

is Wrong with these People?!

Of course Robert/Donald wanted to suppress the book.. Just like he's tried to keep his taxes from being exposed.

What the Hell is In Those Tax Returns?!!

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 03:08 AM

4. We all expect what's in those... cheat, lies, frauds, money laundering...

By 1995, the maggot was considered the biggest money LOSER in the History of the IRS and by far!

He stole like a billion out of his family's inheritance and squandered it all, then turned to the Russian mob (Deutsche Bank) where Putin made transfers through his small circle of goons...

The upcoming Dem Congress must pass a Bill to fasten these Courts proceedings!

MAKE JUSTICE GREAT AGAIN

LOCK HIM UP!

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Response to Lock him up. (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 03:17 AM

5. you Can't Make This Shite UP!

Thank you for that, Lock him up!

The Siberian Candidate is what our Country and the World has been Stuck With for the last 4 years.

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Response to Lock him up. (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 04:57 AM

8. Pithy summary

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 04:14 AM

7. I did her an injustice

When I first heard a Trump was writing a book I thought she must be a standard issue, opportunistic Trump jumping ship.
But she is a clinical psychologist and seems to be genuinely sane. We all have right wing relatives we are..uhhh..unenthusiastic about.

Thankfully usually they don't become world leaders..

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 05:13 AM

9. We're all Manson family prey now; the USA has been turned into the Spahn Ranch. Charlie was

a farm-team rookie compared to trump. And both were products of institutionalized upbringings. Now we're all in the institution.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 07:29 AM

10. I'm thrilled to see that my library in a red county already has 112 hold requests for it.

I'm pretty high on the list--should get it shortly after it becomes available to go out.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:22 AM

13. I preordered the Audible audiobook.

I don't think it will be as salacious if I can't go back and read horrible passages over and over. Rewinding isn't the same thing.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:14 AM

12. There was a rather horrific scene I heard about

with Trump sitting, Ivanka on his lap, forcing his two sons to wrestle at his feet, and he'd kick the one on the bottom.
That "father" is our president.

Rich and feral is no way to be a family.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:01 AM

14. My father was an incredible wood artist

He could build anything he was a modelmaker.

He made beautiful things..for his drunken freinds for free.
We had the most beautiful yard and gardens in the neighborhood..
But inside our house was falling apart. It looked so shitty I was embarrassed by it.

I remember looking down in the bathroom one day and I saw a hole worn by water from the toilet. I could see into the basement.Mom forced him to fix it.My mom did the best she could to maintain things.

But my father was a sociopath. He didn't care.

But I don't have any fucks to give to the dumpster.
I can understand his past was bad. But he's an adult now and has not changed at all. He is a evil fucker like his father.

I grew up in a seriously shitty house full of abuse.
And I swore to myself that I will never be a monsters like my parents.

Trump chose to identify with the abuser.
He can go fuck himself.

There are people who suffer more trauma than both of us put together, who do not become abusive pieces of shit.

No compassion for trump.
He made his choice.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 22, 2020, 02:21 AM

17. Awww

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 05:24 PM

15. I'm listening to the book. Have about an hour left.

It’s easy to read and the Trump family are sickos.

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