“Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” is what we expected. The pages reveal the ‘real Donald Trump,’ the man inside the orange clown we see on television.
One of the most controversial revelations in Ms. Trump’s book involves the sexual predator’s relationship with a teenage Ivanka Trump.
Ms. Trump describes family affairs attended by the Trump Klan. On most occasions Ivanka is seated on her father’s lap, kissing and touching each other. During the 2016 campaign Trump often referred to his eldest daughter in sexual terms. Such stories reported on the time that Trump watched Ivanka Trump, at 16, co-host the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant, according to The Independent. He turned to the then-Miss Universe and asked: “Don’t you think my daughter’s hot? She’s hot, right?”
Trump also once called Ivanka “voluptuous” and told shock jock Howard Stern it was OK to describe her as “a piece of ass.” Perhaps most infamously, there was his 2006 appearance on “The View,” with Ivanka seated beside him, when he said, “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
I have a daughter who is just four years older than Ivanka. I respect her for the woman she has become. I think she is beautiful inside and out. Trump and I are three weeks apart in age. I never once looked at my daughter and harbored thoughts about sexuality or possible incest. This is one “dirty old man.”
During this time period, the family patriarch, Fred Trump, was suffering from dementia. Although Fred was known to be a tyrannical bully to his family, as he was suffering through his last days Mary claims that Donny Boy and his brother, Robert, treated their father “dismissively.”
“Whatever had once tied them together, Fred’s remaining sons had given up all pretense of caring what their father thought or wanted,” Mary Trump wrote. “Having served his father’s purpose, Donald now treated him with contempt as if his mental decline were somehow his own fault.”
To say that the book is ‘unflattering’ is a gross understatement.
I am primarily a reader and writer of fiction. However, I might have to buy this book on Amazon’s Kindle and read the entire tale. The things I have been writing about for years are confirmed in her story describing a dysfunctional and mentally challenged family.
Op-ed by James Turnage
My eight novels, including “Sheena, Queen of the Streets,” are available on Amazon’s free Kindle app