"His goddamned tweets and lying, oh my God," Maryanne Trump Barry told niece Mary Trump in secret recordings, The Washington Post reported. https://t.co/FK5CglQDDB— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) August 23, 2020
In secretly recorded audio released to @washingtonpost, Donald Trump’s sister says someone took his SATs for him. pic.twitter.com/xSHQOBNMd7— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 23, 2020
Donald Trump’s sister: “Donald‘s out for Donald. Period.” pic.twitter.com/n37l4poWSV— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 23, 2020
Michael Kranish, Washington Post, August 22, 2020:Donald Trump’s sister is all of us. pic.twitter.com/5gALpe8KC1— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 23, 2020
Maryanne Trump Barry was serving as a federal judge when she heard her brother, President Trump, suggest on Fox News, "maybe I'll have to put her at the border" amid a wave of refugees entering the United States. At the time, children were being separated from their parents and put in cramped quarters while court hearings dragged on.
"All he wants to do is appeal to his base," Barry said in a conversation secretly recorded by her niece, Mary L. Trump. "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."
Barry, 83, was aghast at how her 74-year-old brother operated as president. "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."
Lamenting "what they're doing with kids at the border," she guessed her brother "hasn't read my immigration opinions" in court cases. In one case, she berated a judge for failing to treat an asylum applicant respectfully.
"What has he read?" Mary Trump asked her aunt.
"No. He doesn't read," Barry responded. ...
At one point Barry said to her niece, "It's the phoniness of it all. It's the phoniness and this cruelty. Donald is cruel." ...
Maryanne said on another occasion that her brother kept asking about Fox News. One day, Barry said, the president called her and said, "Did you watch Fox News?"
"No," Barry said she told the president.
"Why not?" he said.
"I don't watch much television at all," Barry said she responded.
"What do you do?" the president asked.
"I read," Barry replied.
"What do you read?" the president said.
"Books," Barry said.
The president was incredulous. "You don't watch Fox?"
Donald Trump is still having a hard time getting his wife’s name correct. #MelanieTrump pic.twitter.com/I0JwSN5v0S— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 22, 2020
This is a blatant lie. Here’s the video proving it. pic.twitter.com/bOea6T29WW https://t.co/NHl0Xpn2kE— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 22, 2020
This analogy Dr Birx pushes between choosing to spend money in a Starbucks and exercising your right to vote is deeply weird https://t.co/ougDy3Evg4— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 22, 2020
The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics. Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives! @SteveFDA— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 22, 2020
Unbelievable. Barr's meeting with Murdoch last year was to pressure Fox - a company that has been under DOJ investigation multiple times - to muzzle @Judgenap over his Trump criticism. Pure authoritarian thuggishness. https://t.co/8hscZOtRtA— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) August 22, 2020