Washington: According to a secret recording made on Saturday, Donald Trump’s sister described the US president as a cruel and lying liar. The lack of principles means that he cannot be trusted.
This is the latest inside information about the president, only from one of his closest relatives, not an aide or business partner who was overthrown.
Maryanne Trump Barry blasted her brother for her immigration policy, which saw the child separated from his parents at the border and sent to detention.
“All he wants to do is appeal to his base,” she said in recordings obtained by the Washington Post. “He has no principles. None.”
“His goddamned tweet and lying, oh my God.”
The recording was secretly produced by the president’s niece, Mary Trump, who published a blockbuster memoir about the “toxic family” that gave rise to him last month.
The president’s brother Robert died last week and he went to court to try to prevent its publication on the grounds that Mary violated the confidentiality agreement signed in 2001 after the settlement of his grandfather’s property, but to no avail.
About 950,000 copies of the memoir were sold on the day it was released, and the White House called it a “false book.”
At one point in the recording, Barry said to his niece: “This is all false. It is false and this cruel. Donald is cruel.”
The recording also reveals the source of an embarrassing statement in the memoir that the president paid someone to take his college entrance examination.
“He got into University of Pennsylvania because he had somebody take the exams,” Barry said, adding she even remembered the man’s name.
The President or the White House did not immediately comment on the recording.