The subject of tons of press already, Mary Trump’s memoir Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man comes out today.
Mary Trump’s attorney Ted Boutrous released a statement saying,
“The court got it right in rejecting the Trump family’s effort to squelch Mary Trump’s core political speech on important issues of public concern.
The First Amendment forbids prior restraints because they are intolerable infringements on the right to participate in democracy. Tomorrow, the American public will be able to read Mary’s important words for themselves.”
Publisher Simon & Schuster is “delighted” with the outcome writing,
“The unfettered right to publish is a sacred American freedom and a founding principle of our republic, and we applaud the court for affirming well-established precedents against prior restraint and pre-publication injunctions.
Too Much and Never Enough’ is a work of great significance, with very real implications for our national discourse, and we look forward to bringing it to a public that is clearly eager to read it.”
Unfettered by the now-lifted temporary restraining order, Mary Trump will be free to promote and speak to the press about her book. Her spokesman Chris Bastardi said,
“Now that the unconstitutional gag order has finally been lifted, we are sure the White House and America are looking forward to finally hearing what Mary has to say.”
Weeks ago, Simon & Schuster warned blocking the memoirs would have led to an “unprecedented” outcome. The publisher’s attorney Elizabeth McNamara wrote on June 30,
“Mr. Trump believes that simply because he alleges that Ms. Trump violated a nondisclosure agreement, one that Simon & Schuster did not know about and was not a party to, he may force Simon & Schuster to stop the presses and throw the brakes on the delivery trucks, halting publication of the book.”
The reason for the fear the book struck in the heart of the Trump family quickly becomes evident upon reading.
According to Forbes,
- The lone Trump dissenter vividly details leaking confidential family documents to The New York Times for a 2018 Pulitzer-winning investigation that exposed instances of fraud and tarnished Trump’s claims that he was largely self-made, explaining that she had initially shut down reporter inquiries but after watching as the president “shredded norms, endangered alliances, and trod upon the vulnerable,” decided, “I had to take Donald down.”
- A new revelation from the memoir that describes “cheating as a way of life” for the president alleges Trump paid someone to take the SAT in his place; Trump has often bragged about attending the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton School of Business, but Mary Trump claims he did not earn the high score qualifying his entry alone.
- Trump’s relationship with his brother and Mary’s father, Fred Trump Jr., is central to the book with claims that Fred Trump Sr. and Donald’s treatment of the dynasty’s eldest child contributed to his alcoholism and premature death at 42.
- According to The New York Times, Mary Trump tells the story of how Fred Trump Jr.’s family turned their backs on him in times of need and didn’t accompany him to the hospital on the night he died; Donald Trump allegedly went to see a movie.
- The book sources much of the president’s behavior to the influence of his real estate mogul father, Fred Trump Sr., whose pressure and berating of his eldest son helped Trump acquire “twisted behaviors” that have made him a threat to “the world’s health, economic security and social fabric.”
In her professional estimation, diagnosing Trump with “malignant narcissism” or suffering from “narcissistic personality disorder” doesn’t go far enough.
“Donald’s pathologies are so complex and his behaviors so often inexplicable that coming up with an accurate and comprehensive diagnosis would require a full battery of psychological and neurophysical tests that he’ll never sit for...
Donald’s ego has been and is a fragile and inadequate barrier between him and the real world, which, thanks to his father’s money and power, he never had to negotiate by himself.”
“Donald, following the lead of my grandfather and with the complicity, silence and inaction of his siblings, destroyed my father.
I can’t let him destroy my country.”
Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man is out today.
#1 Best-seller on Amazon Charts. pic.twitter.com/3S5VCIIhto— Persisting (@home) in Arizona 🌊🌵🌊 (@ArizLib) July 13, 2020
(via Courthouse News)