New audio recordings expose Donald Trump’s sibling slamming Ivanka Trump after the president demanded that migrant children be taken away from their families at the border.
Maryanne Trump Barry also refers to the president’s second son, Eric, “the moron” in the recordings exposed to MSNBC by Mary L. Trump, the niece of Barry and President Trump.
Barry said she couldn’t blame Samantha Bee for her hurtful critics on the first daughter as “oblivious” and worse after Ivanka, who is also serving as a White House adviser, posted a photo on Instagram in May 2018 of her hugging one of her children while migrant families were suffering in detention facilities.
“When that damn Ivanka puts this picture of the ‘Madonna and Child’ on Instagram when the big news of the day was how children are getting ripped away from their parents. … I’d never heard of Samantha Bee, but I couldn’t blame what she said,” Barry said in the recording.
“Eric’s become the moron, publicly,” she added, while Ivanka is a “mini-Donald. He’s besotted with her. He always has been. She’s always been his favorite.”
As for President Donald Trump, he was always preening, she recalled. “Anything he did, he says, ‘Look what I’ve done! Aren’t I wonderful?’ And he’s as tight as a duck’s ass —just like Dad was, really.” Mary Trump told Joy Reid after the excerpts were played that “tight as a duck’s ass” meant that Donald Trump is “really cheap.”
Mary Trump, the daughter of the president’s late brother Fred Trump Jr., exposed the first audio excerpts of interviews she led with her aunt to The Washington Post last week. She said the interviews were for her new book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.”
Barry said of her brother Donald in those excerpts: “All he wants to do is appeal to his base. 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.”