Mary Trump, the lesbian niece of US president Donald Trump, has warned that her uncle will go “farther than you can possibly imagine” to stay in power.
Mary Trump spoke at a virtual fundraiser Thursday (September 24) for LPAC, which works to increase LGBT+ representation in politics.
She recently published a scathing tell-all book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, and is currently suing her uncle, claiming that he and his siblings deliberately cheated her out of tens of millions of dollars.
Great night for @TeamLPAC as we welcomed the smart, insightful (and funny!) @MaryLTrump as our special guest. Thank you, Mary, for being there for LPAC and the LGBTQ women we are supporting in elections around the country. 😘🏳️🌈🗳 pic.twitter.com/SKa2EegjVc
— Diane Felicio, PhD (@DianeFelicio) September 24, 2020
During the LPAC fundraiser, Mary Trump referenced a White House press conference on Wednesday (September 23), at which her uncle was asked: “Will you commit to making sure that there is a peaceful transferal of power after the election?”
Disturbingly, Donald Trump responded: “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens. I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are a disaster … get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very … there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There’ll be a continuation.”
According to the Huffington Post, when asked how far the president would go to remain in office, Mary Trump said: “Farther than you can possibly imagine.”
She continued: “He’s cheating. He’s been cheating for a while now.
“He’s cheating when he tells people that mail-in ballots are fraudulent somehow.
“He’s cheating when he started calling into question the legitimacy of the election before a vote was even cast.
“He’s cheating when he says if Joe Biden wins, it’s rigged… He’s also cheating when he tells people if we don’t get the results on November 3 ― which, by the way, during the pandemic would be ridiculous ― if we have to wait, that it’s also rigged, somehow.
“We need to be clear about what we’re potentially facing here.”
When asked how she thinks her uncle truly feels about the LGBT+ community, she described him as “particularly vicious” towards trans people, and said: “I don’t think he cares.
“I don’t think we’re of interest to him, except insofar as he can use being hateful toward the LGBTQ community ― taking away our rights with the stroke of a pen ― as useful to him.”
“Donald is somebody who just can’t handle difference, and it makes him really uncomfortable,” she continued.
“I think if you have a problem with somebody’s difference, you’re the problem, not them. But, of course, he doesn’t see it that way and unfortunately has a lot of power over people’s lives.
“His lack of caring, his discomfort with difference and his knowing that being cruel really plays well with the only people left who support him ― it’s a trifecta, unfortunately.”