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One of the most vocal critics of disgraced former President Donald Trump is his own niece Mary Trump, who has already written two books about how the country and their own family shaped him. In a recent interview, Ms. Trump talks more about what her uncle thinks of himself and of others.
Speaking with Business Insider, Ms. Trump, whose latest book, “The Reckoning,” about the legacy left behind by the Trump presidency, said her twice-impeached uncle has the personality of a fascist leader. Ms. Trump has even gone to say that the former president is a fascist, yet added that Trump might not even know what the word means.
“He’s a fascist,” Ms. Trump said in the interview, explaining why she thinks her uncle is a “born autocrat.” “But he probably doesn’t know what fascist means.”
“He thinks he deserves all the power in the world just because of who he is. In his mind, he’s always at the center of the universe and thinks he should be deferred to even though he’s ignorant, the weakest, and the least intellectually curious person I’ve ever met,” added Ms. Trump, who is also a psychologist.
Ms. Trump also shared to the outlet how it has been evident that her uncle prefers to engage with authoritarian strongmen among his counterparts during his term instead of diplomacy. Ms. Trump further cited that the former president puts more value on the opinions of Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un over those of outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.
In a previous interview, Ms. Trump also shared how her uncle ended up peddling the big lie of election fraud in the bitter 2020 presidential elections. The false claim has widely been dismissed in over 60 lawsuits including by the DOJ under his administration. However, the continued pushing of the lie resulted in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
Speaking on MSNBC, Ms. Trump shared that her uncle could not handle the humiliation of losing to Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential elections, saying that voter fraud contributed to his defeat at the time.
“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.