Trump’s niece plans to re­veal ‘sala­cious’ sto­ries in book

Orlando Sentinel - - Nation & World - By Neil Vig­dor

niece of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump will di­vulge a se­ries of “har­row­ing and sala­cious” sto­ries about him in an up­com­ing book, ac­cord­ing to a pub­lished re­port.

It would be the first time that the pres­i­dent could be forced to grap­ple with dam­ag­ing rev­e­la­tions by a mem­ber of his fam­ily.

The niece, Mary Trump, will re­lease the book, “Too Much And Never Enough,” on Aug. 11, less than three weeks be­fore Trump ac­cepts the Repub­li­can nom­i­na­tion for a second term, The Daily Beast re­ported Sun­day.

The re­port said that in the book, Mary Trump, 55, will say she was a pri­mary source for The New York Times’ cov­er­age of Trump’s fi­nances and pro­vided the news­pa­per with con­fi­den­tial tax doc­u­ments.

A spokes­woman for The Times de­clined to com­ment.

Three jour­nal­ists from The Times re­ceived the PuA litzer Prize for ex­plana­tory re­port­ing last year for their work pro­vid­ing an un­prece­dented look at the Trump fam­ily’s fi­nances and con­tra­dict­ing Trump’s im­age of a self-made bil­lion­aire.

The White House did not re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment.

Mary Trump is the daugh­ter of Fred Trump Jr., the pres­i­dent’s older brother, who died in 1981. She has mostly kept out of the pub­lic eye, ex­cept for a fam­ily feud over the will of the Trump fam­ily pa­tri­arch,

Fred Trump Sr., who died in 1999.

Si­mon & Schus­ter, the re­ported pub­lisher of Mary Trump’s book, did not re­spond to a re­quest for com­ment.

Sev­eral for­mer White House aides and Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion mem­bers have writ­ten books that have been prob­lem­atic for the pres­i­dent.

One is writ­ten by Trump’s for­mer na­tional se­cu­rity ad­viser, John Bolton, which Trump has sought to pre­vent from be­ing pub­lished.

The book’s re­lease has been fraught with dis­putes over what the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion con­tends is clas­si­fied in­for­ma­tion.

The White House is ex­pected to give Bolton a redacted ver­sion of his man­u­script by Fri­day, which would be four days be­fore the book’s cur­rent pub­li­ca­tion date.

Sev­eral books have pulled back the cur­tain on the Trump White House and have risen to the top of best-seller lists, in­clud­ing “Fear” by Bob Wood­ward.

EVAN VUCCI/AP

A book by Mary Trump, one of Don­ald Trump’s nieces, is slated to hit shelves Aug. 11.

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