The publisher of the book written by President Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, announced Monday that the tell-all memoir would be released two weeks earlier than expected as a result of “high demand and extraordinary interest,” and already revelations are coming out to give us a glimpse into the former reality show star’s flawed mind. With someone as morally bankrupt as Donald Trump, it poses the question as to how he became such a monster that lacks empathy.
The back cover of Mary Trump’s book tells the story of a president who was a victim of child abuse. And that’s interesting since a study shows that some children who have suffered abuse go on to become abusers themselves.
The back of the book reads that “child abuse is, in some sense, a matter of ‘too much’ or ‘not enough.'”
“Donald’s mother became ill when he was two and a half, suddenly depriving him of his main source of comfort and human contact,” it reads. “His father, Fred, became his only available parent.”
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“But Fred firmly believed that dealing with young children was not his duty, and kept to his twelve-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week job at Trump Management as if his children could look after themselves,” it continues.
“From the beginning, Fred’s self-interest skewed his priorities and his care of children reflected his own needs, not theirs,” Mary Trump writes. “He could not empathize with Donald’s plight, so his son’s fears and longings went unsoothed.”
“Love meant nothing to Fred; he expected obedience, that was all,” she continues. “Over time, Donald became afraid that asking for comfort or attention would provoke his father’s anger or indifference when Donald was most vulnerable.”
“That Fred would become the primary source of Donald’s solace when he was much more likely to be a source of fear or rejection put Donald in an intolerable position: total dependence on a caregiver who also caused him terror,” she adds. “Donald suffered deprivations that would scar him for life.”
Trump tried to stop the release of his niece’s book, but that backfired. It’s now already on Amazon’s best-seller list. Mary Trump holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, so it must have been interesting for her to analyze her own uncle. It’s time for America to divorce its abusive boyfriend. November 3rd, Mr. President. Typically, we’d empathize with any individual who suffered from child abuse, but Trump isn’t even human anymore and turned the abuse he suffered into abusing others. And now, we are his victims.
Featured image via DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos
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