Originally posted on August 23, 2020

Maryanne Trump Barry is Donald’s older sister – the now-retired judge. Publicly she’s been quiet about her younger brother. Her niece, Mary (the one who wrote the recently-published book about him) secretly recorded some of Maryanne’s private thoughts as part of the Trump family feud over the size of Mary’s inheritance.

If anyone is in a position to make comments about Donald’s character it would be Maryanne, aside perhaps from Donald’s several wives, who so far aren’t speaking. Probably a non-disclosure somewhere.

Several comments of hers stand out, and were published by the Washington Post. The first referred to Donald’s orders to put children at the border into cages. “All he wants to do is appeal to his base. He has no principles. None. None. And his base, I mean my God, if you were a religious person, you want to help people. Not do this.”

And then there’s this: “His goddamned tweet and lying, oh my God,” she said. “I’m talking too freely, but you know. The change of stories. The lack of preparation. The lying. Holy shit.”

And finally, something we already knew: “What has he read?” Mary Trump asked her aunt. “No. He doesn’t read,” Barry responded.

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