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Mary Trump has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of her uncle, former President Donald Trump. In a recent interview, Ms. Trump revealed that her uncle could not take the humiliation of losing the recent elections that led him to push the false claim of election or voter fraud.
Speaking with Mehdi Hasan on MSNBC, Ms. Trump was pressed on her new story on The New Republic, “Donald’s Plot Against America.” Hasan asked how much does she think her disgraced uncle believed that he won the election out of constant conspiracy theories being pushed towards him and how much of it was a means to an end, to make money off of his supporters. Ms. Trump said it was both and that he needed to convince himself he won and he could not accept being beaten by Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential elections.
“He doesn’t need anybody to convince him that he won. He needed to convince himself because he got so badly beaten. He was so humiliated that that could not stand,” said Ms. Trump regarding her uncle. Ms. Trump, who is a psychologist and the daughter of the former president’s brother Fred Trump Jr., added that the problem also lies with the people who enabled Trump to continue peddling the big lie that led to the insurrection.
Ms. Trump also warned of her uncle’s latest claim that the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol was a legal protest. Five people were killed, and dozens were injured. Four police officers committed suicide following the insurrection, and hundreds of the rioters have already been arrested and tried. Trump was also impeached for a second time because of inciting the insurrection in the first place.
“This one is exceedingly dangerous, much more dangerous in some ways than the original big lie because it is stoking people’s grievance in a way that is preparing them to take back the government, you know as if it has been stolen from them…” said Ms. Trump.
Ms. Trump had long been against her uncle from the beginning, and she revealed in her latest book, “The Reckoning,” that she looked to get treated for PTSD after her uncle won the 2016 elections.
The time after the now-former president’s election victory took its toll on her mental health that she checked herself into a treatment center in Tucson, Arizona.