Mary Trump reveals that she heard racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic comments from her family members growing up.
Her book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, (which sold a million copies on its first day out) offers a look inside her family where such language was commonplace.
Mary Trump is married to a woman now (and has divorced another woman) and had kept her marriage and sexuality secret from her family because of their alleged homophobia.
Mary told the Washington Post, that Trump was,
“clearly racist,” and that “that his behavior stems from a combination of upbringing and political cynicism.”
Growing up, it was sort of normal to hear them use the n-word or use anti-Semitic expressions.”
But homophobia was less an issue
“because nobody ever talked about gay people.”
But her grandmother, Mary, used a gay slur in front of her and it likely hit home to the 55-year old gay psychologist, who at the time was engaged to be married to a woman.
Mary wrote in the memoir that her Scottish-American homemaker grandmother said,
“’It’s a disgrace they’re letting that little faggot Elton John sing at [Princess Diana’s] service.
I’d realized it was better that she didn’t know I was living with a woman.”
Trump’s harsh rollback of LGBTQ protections across housing, education, the military, healthcare and more is one of the reason’s his niece wrote her book.
Looks like someone hit a nerve… (and btw, what kind of grandparents “can’t stand” their granddaughter?)
(via Pink News)