Trump’s brother seeks to block niece’s unflattering memoir

US president Donald Trump
US president Donald Trump
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One of Donald Trump's brothers requested a restraining order to block publication of a potentially explosive book written by the US president's niece, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Mary Trump will release her no-holds-barred memoir “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man,” on July 28, according to publishing house Simon & Schuster.

Robert S. Trump, the president's younger brother, asked a court in the New York borough of Queens to block the book's publication, alleging that Mary Trump was violating a nondisclosure agreement related to the settlement of the estate of Fred Trump, her grandfather — and Donald Trump's father.

Her attempt to sensationalise and mischaracterise our family relationship after all of these years for her own financial gain is both a travesty and injustice to the memory of... our beloved parents

“Her attempt to sensationalise and mischaracterize our family relationship after all of these years for her own financial gain is both a travesty and injustice to the memory of ... our beloved parents,” Robert S. Trump said in a statement cited by the newspaper.

“I and the rest of my entire family are so proud of my wonderful brother, the president, and feel that Mary's actions are truly a disgrace,” he said in the statement.

According to Simon & Schuster, the memoir “shines a bright light on the dark history” of the president's family.

The 240-page book will detail events Mary Trump witnessed as a child while spending time at her grandparents' house in Queens, where her uncle and his four siblings grew up.

“She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse,” Simon & Schuster said in a blurb about the book.

According to the news site Daily Beast, Mary Trump is also expected to reveal that she is the main source in a major investigation conducted by The New York Times into Donald Trump's finances.


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