‘This is how the Trump family communicates’: Niece reacts to ex-president’s lawsuit

‘This is how the Trump family communicates’: Niece reacts to ex-president’s lawsuit
Mary Trump reacted to the lawsuit against from her uncle, former President Donald Trump, by saying that when the family disagrees, they communicate by suing each other.

Mary Trump reacted to the lawsuit against from her uncle, former President Donald Trump, by saying that when the family disagrees, they communicate by suing each other.

Mr Trump filed a lawsuit against his niece last week, arguing that Ms Trump and The New York Times were “engaged in an insidious plot to obtain confidential and highly-sensitive records” concerning his finances.

Ms Trump told BNC News that no one close to Mr Trump had spoken to her about the legal action.

“I think their way of communicating with people they disagree with is to sue them,” she said. “And that’s exactly what they did.”

Ms Trump has previously been sued by her relatives to stop the publication of her 2020 book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.

“My aunt and uncle sued me last year to first prevent the publication of my book and then to prevent my ability to speak about it. Not too long ago … I sued them because I believe they committed fraud against me after my dad died,” Ms Trump said.

“I guess this is how the Trump family communicates when they’re not getting along,” she told BNC News. “We trade lawsuits. The difference being, I think mine has some merit.”

The former president filed his $100m lawsuit on Tuesday against Ms Trump and The New York Times, claiming that they had worked together to get ahold of his records for a story published in the paper on his undisclosed finances.

The suit claims that Mary Trump along with Times reporters Susanne Craig, David Barstow and Russell Buettner engaged in an “insidious plot” and an “extensive crusade” to acquire the information.

“The defendants engaged in an insidious plot to obtain confidential and highly-sensitive records which they exploited for their own benefit and utilized as a means of falsely legitimizing their publicized works,” the lawsuit alleges.

The reporters received a Pulitzer prize in 2019 for their series of articles. Ms Trump, the daughter of Mr Trump’s brother Fred Jr, has said in interviews and in her 2020 book that she released Mr Trump’s tax returns to the paper.

“I think he is a loser, and he is going to throw anything against the wall he can,” Ms Trump said in a statement. “It’s desperation. The walls are closing in and he is throwing anything against the wall that he thinks will stick. As is always the case with Donald, he’ll try and change the subject.”

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