Donald Trump's sister said her brother has "no principles," "cannot be trusted," and "lied" throughout his presidency, according to secret audio recorded by the president's niece.
Maryanne Trump Barry, 83, criticized the President for his "phoniness" and called him "cruel" for his controversial migration policy, which saw thousands of children separated from their families and held in detention centers.
& # 39; It's the phoniness of everything. It's the phoniness and that cruelty. Donald is cruel, ”she says in the Washington Post footage.
The president's older sister also fired Trump's secret service, saying "he doesn't read," said he had "accomplished (his five bankruptcies) all by himself," and doubled the amount the president had paid someone for participating in his SATs.
Maryanne made the shocking comments back in 2018 about the estranged niece Mary Trump, who secretly recorded the conversation with her aunt and has since split from the Trump clan according to her book.
The devastating audio of one of Trump's tightest and most expensive releases comes at a critical time in the run-up to the November election.
It raises alarming doubts about his own family's confidence in his skills in the White House, as Maryanne – and none of the other Trump siblings – has never publicly criticized her younger brother or any of his policies.
Her release comes a day after Trump held a funeral service at the White House for her brother Robert, who passed away last week – a service that Maryanne was apparently absent from.
Donald Trump, Maryanne Trump and Robert Trump in 1990. Maryanne Trump Barry, 83, criticized the president for his "phoniness" and called him "cruel" for his controversial migration policy, which saw thousands of children separated from their families and detained became centers
Robert, Elizabeth, Freddy, Donald and Maryanne from left to right. Maryanne said her brother has "no principles," "cannot be trusted," and "lied" throughout his presidency, according to secret audio recorded by the president's niece
Mary Trump released the never-before-seen and heard transcripts and audio excerpts for the Post that came from 15 hours of secretly recorded conversations with her aunt in 2018 and 2019.
In one of the audio clips, Maryanne accuses her brother of “having no principles” but merely taking political steps to “appeal to his grassroots”.
The conversation came about after the president said in an interview with Fox News in May 2018 that "I may have to take her to the border," about his sister, who was a federal judge at the time, the Post reported.
At the time, Trump was implementing persistent tactics on the U.S. border, with children being ripped off and detained by their parents.
Although she has not yet spoken out against Trump's immigration policy, there has been a marked difference in her attitude towards refugees as a judge.
In one case, Maryanne hit a judge for treating an asylum seeker.
"He just wants to contact his base," Maryanne said to her niece on the taped phone call.
& # 39; He has no principles. None. None. And its base, I mean my God, if you were a religious person you would like to help people. Do not do that. & # 39;
Maryanne made the shocking comments back in 2018 about the estranged niece Mary Trump (pictured), who secretly recorded the conversation with her aunt and has since split from the Trump clan according to her book
Maryanne went on to criticize her brother's actions as president, highlighting his "lie" and his extensive use of social media.
“His goddamn tweet and lie, 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. & # 39;
Maryanne popped “What They Do To Children At The Border” saying she assumed her brother “didn't read my immigration opinions” in legal proceedings.
Then she reaches for her brother's intelligence and says he doesn't read.
"What did he read?" Mary asks in the recording, to which Maryanne replies: & # 39; No. He doesn't read. & # 39;
In another conversation, Maryanne also mocks her brother's lack of interest in reading, his trust in Fox News, and the apparent confusion about what she's done with her time when she isn't watching that she wouldn't watch the channel.
She said her brother kept asking if she'd seen Fox – whom Trump has a strong relationship with – to which she replied that she hadn't.
When she told him she doesn't watch much TV at all, Maryanne said her brother was shocked and asked, "What are you doing?"
She tells Mary that she told him she read, which led to more questions.
& # 39; What are you reading? & # 39; said the President.
"Books," says Maryanne, whereupon Trump said again: "You don't see Fox?"
Robert Trump and his then-wife Blaine Trump, Donald Trump, their mother Mary Trump, father Fred Trump and Maryanne Trump Barry (left to right) in 1990
Donald and Maryanne Trump together in 2008. Maryanne beat up her brother for his "phoniness" and called him "cruel" because of his controversial migration policy
Maryanne (center) at Trump's housewarming parade in January 2017. Maryanne also dismissed Trump's intelligence in one of the taped conversations with the words "He doesn't read" and said he had "accomplished (his five bankruptcies) all by himself".
The audios also reinforce Mary's claims in her memoir, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Made the Most Dangerous Man in the World," that Trump paid someone to take his SATs.
Mary claims in the book that her uncle paid a friend named Joe Shapiro to take his SATs for him so he could attend the University of Pennsylvania's famous Wharton School of Business.
She has so far refused to reveal the source of this important information, only that it was "someone who had absolutely no reason to invent it."
However, the recordings show that Maryanne confided this event to her in a conversation on November 1, 2018.
In the conversation, Maryanne described her brother as a "brat" and said she did his homework for him before someone else took his exams to take him to college.
"He was a brat," she tells Mary.
“I did his homework for him … I drove him around New York City to take him to college.
"He went to Fordham for a year (that was actually two years) and then to the University of Pennsylvania because he was taking the exams."
Maryanne questions this information and says, “No way! He took someone to take their entrance exams? & # 39;
Maryanne reiterates the claims: "SATs or whatever … I think so."
"I even remember the name," she says before revealing her identity as Joe Shapiro.
Ex-tennis star Pam Shriver, widow of Trump's friend Joe Shapiro from Penn, said last week that her husband didn't meet the future president until they were in business school together – so he couldn't have taken President Trump's SATS.
Left to right Elizabeth Trump Grau, her husband Jim Grau, Maryanne Trump Barry, Donald Trump, Lisa Desmond, her son Robert, David Desmond, Donald Trump Jr., Mrs. Vanessa Kay, Haydon Trump, Eric Trump and Lara Yunaska. Maryanne doubled over on claims the president paid someone to take his SATs
Several of the recorded conversations show that no love is lost between the two siblings, including one in which she admitted that Trump "didn't speak to me for two years" because they disagreed about their father's will.
Despite claims that she helped Trump go to college, Maryanne said her brother "tried to recognize her federal judiciary," according to another record.
On the call, Maryanne tells Mary how she asked her brother if his attorney Roy Cohn could show her name to then-President Ronald Reagan in order to make her a federal judge.
"Roy Cohn called Reagan because he had to appoint a woman to be a federal judge in New Jersey because Reagan was running for re-election, and he was desperate for the woman election," she recalls.
"I had the nomination," she says, adding that Trump has repeatedly raised his involvement.
"He tried to pay tribute to me once," she says.
"Where would you be without me?" She tells Mary that her brother told her.
Maryanne says it created a deep rift between the two that culminated in her threat to "level" it.
"You say that again and I'll level you," she tells him.
It was "the only favor I've ever asked in my entire life," she says, adding that she got the role "of my own accord."
In contrast, she believed that her brother's own successes were "five bankruptcies".
"Donald is on his way for Donald, period," she says.
When Mary asks what Barry achieved on his own, Maryanne replies, "Well, he's got five bankruptcies."
& # 39; Good point. He did it all himself, ”replies Mary.
& # 39; Yes he has. Yes he has. You can't trust him, ”adds Maryanne.
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