President Donald Trump has spoken out about his niece, Mary Trump, who wrote a book criticizing him. He claimed that his niece was both “unstable” and “shunned” during her life.
The president used his preferred platform, Twitter, to release a handful of messages that criticize her, for essentially criticizing him.
Trump wrote the following on Twitter about Mary Trump and several others:
“About the only way a person is able to write a book on me is if they agree that it will contain as much bad “stuff” as possible, much of which is lies. It’s like getting a job with CNN or MSDNC and saying that “President Trump is great.” You have ZERO chance. FAKE NEWS!”
“..Even whether it’s dumb warmongers like John Bolton, social pretenders like Bob Woodward, who never has anything good to say, or an unstable niece, who was now rightfully shunned, scorned and mocked her entire life, and never even liked by her own very kind & caring grandfather!”
The replies to his criticism of Mary Trump were mixed.
The criticism by Mary Trump has not stopped. According to The Hill, she released audio that is, reportedly, Maryanne Trump Barry, the president’s sister, taking a jab at Eric Trump and Ivanka.
MSNBC aired the audio and it sounded like Barry was criticizing Ivanka Trump for posting a particular photo on Instagram around the same time the controversy with “children being taken away from their parents at the border” was happening.
This is when Samantha Bee, comedian, had lashed out as well, but later said sorry for her choice of words.
The post in question featured Ivanka Trump with her younger son and was criticized at the time by comedian Samantha Bee, who later apologized for using the C-word to blast the senior White House adviser.
Barry says in the audio she doesn’t blame Bee for the comment.
“That damn Ivanka puts this picture of the Madonna and Child on Instagram when the big news of the day was how kids are being ripped from their families,” Barry says. “I’d never heard of Samantha Bee before. I couldn’t blame what she said.
The controversy is unlikely to stop there.