Mary Trump’s publicity tour promoting her new tell-all family memoir “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” continues to make ugly headlines for her embattled uncle, President Donald Trump.
In a clip teasing an interview with Rachel Maddow set to air at 9 p.m. Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” the host asked Mary Trump if she’s ever heard President Trump use racist or anti-Semitic slurs, or express other racist sentiments.
“Yeah, of course I did,” Mary Trump replied. “And I don’t think that should surprise anybody, given how virulently racist he is today.”
Maddow clarified, “Have you heard the president use the N-word?”
“Yeah,” Mary Trump said with a nod.
“And anti-Semitic slurs specifically?” Maddow pressed.
“Yes,” Mary Trump confirmed.
This revelation comes on the heels of Mary Trump’s interview with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, one day after a judge lifted a gag order preventing her from publicly discussing her tell-all memoir. She had one word of advice for her uncle: “Resign.”
“He is utterly incapable of leading this country. And it’s dangerous to allow him to do so,” Mary Trump said, adding that her conclusion is based on what she’s seen of Donald Trump over “my entire adult life.”
MSNBC reached out to the White House for comment. They replied: “This is a book of falsehoods, plain and simple. The president doesn’t use those words.”
“Too Much and Never Enough” paints an ugly, dysfunctional portrait of the Trump family, which Mary Trump says was twisted by her grandfather Fred Trump, a prominent New York City real estate developer who ruled his household with an iron fist under a dark, oppressive cloud of psychological and emotional abuse. It drove the eldest son and Mary Trump’s father, Freddy Trump, to alcoholism and an early death, she argues.
The book, which went on sale Tuesday, is already breaking records. Thanks to combined pre-sales and first-day sales of print, ebooks and e-audiobooks, the book has sold more than 950,000 copies on its first official day of sales, a company record, according to publisher Simon & Schuster.
Contributing: Mary Cadden