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Mary Lea Trump reveals uncle Donald Trump's cheap Christmas gifts, narcissist behaviour

Mary Lea Trump has been a vocal opponent of her uncle Donald Trump

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Mary Lea Trump gestures during a television show and Donald Trump spotted at a media gathering. — AFP/File
Mary Lea Trump gestures during a television show and Donald Trump spotted at a media gathering. — AFP/File

Mary Lea Trump, an American psychologist and author recently made news for her remarks on her uncle, former US President Donald Trump, and the legal procedures surrounding him. 

Mary Trump, who has been outspoken in her criticism of her uncle and the rest of the Trump family, has expressed delight and astonishment at various events in her reactions to Donald Trump's evidence in his civil fraud trial.

She has been a vocal opponent of her uncle for many years and provides candid tales about her family, including the Trumps' gift-giving customs, in her memoir "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man."

The book claims that Mary Trump's uncle and his first wife, Ivana, gave her unusual and cheap Christmas gifts. A three-pack of underwear and a regifted basket with crackers, sardines and salami were among them; the caviare can was absent.

Mary Trump claims that one year, Donald and Ivana Trump gave her a single gold lamé shoe that was stuffed with hard candies. 

She remembered an instance when her uncle walked into the room and said, "What's that?" not realising it was a present. Mary answered, "You gave it to me."

In another instance, her brother was given an antiquated leather-bound diary, and little Mary Trump was given a $12 bundle of underwear. 

The biography also recounts the awkward family gatherings around Christmas, such as when Donald Trump and his brother Robert chastised their mother Mary MacLeod Trump for serving steak rather than the customary turkey. 

Their grandmother would often sit with her head lowered at family dinners, a clear sign of the tense dynamics within the family.

In her book, Mary Trump explores the emotional terrain of the Trump family, which is characterised by a mother who is ill and mistreated and a father who is absent. 

The author characterises her grandpa Fred Trump Sr as a "high-functioning sociopath" who had a profound effect on all of his offspring, including Donald Trump, through his parenting style. 

The book suggests that these familial dynamics had a lasting effect on Donald Trump's behaviour and personality by attributing features like narcissism, bullying, and grandiosity to them.

Mary Trump criticised the idea that Donald Trump is a self-made, incredibly rich man in October. She disproved this notion by mentioning a significant fortune from his father.

She emphasised that there may be danger to Donald Trump's business empire, which was purportedly founded on a $413 million transfer from Fred Trump's wealth via tax evasion in the 1990s. 

"After my grandfather passed away, Donald inherited a couple of hundred million dollars more," Mary stated in her blog. It is important to note that Donald Trump's father owned the empire he has managed to waste over the past 30 years and is now at risk of losing due to his alleged enormous fraud. Never was it his.