Mary Trump Showed No Mercy During The VP Debate

The one and only vice presidential debate may have been significantly more subdued than the first presidential debate, but it was no less polarizing. Both California Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence clashed constantly on the issues, hoping to sway whatever voters might still be undecided.

One person whose mind was made up long before the debate began was Mary L. Trump, niece of Donald Trump and author of the heavily critical Too Much and Never Enough, exposing new and scandalous details about the president's life and upbringing. Mary tweeted throughout the debate, and she did not hold back at all. Mary set the tone hours before the debate, tweeting a quote from her book. "The more egregious Donald's failures become, the more egregious his cruelty becomes," Mary wrote, and she did not let up from there.

Mere minutes into the debate, Mary criticized Pence, tweeting, "A lie right off the bat. Plus racism. Why isn't Pence in prison?" Mary spent the rest of the debate tweeting her criticism of the vice president, and her critiques only got more scathing from there.

Mary Trump said there is no 'daylight' between Donald Trump and Mike Pence

After wondering about the use of the moderators for the debates, Mary Trump tweeted a particularly searing rebuke of Vice President Mike Pence, warning, "There is no daylight between Donald and Mike Pence. He is just as cruel, just as mendacious, and just as culpable," adding, "But sure, let him keep lying and projecting." Biting words indeed.

Mary continued to speak out against Pence, writing, "Does anyone think this horrible man has an ounce of integrity or sincerity?" The author then went on to criticize the vice president more, questioning the purpose of the debate itself by writing, "If he is going to be allowed to lie, interrupt, and go over his allotted time, what exactly is the point of this?" She then went on to attack the integrity of both Pence and President Donald Trump, writing, "Lies, racism, misogyny, ignorance, and total contempt for the American people. That's all they've got." It seems safe to say that Mary Trump will not be casting a vote for her uncle and his running mate this November.

Mary Trump's Twitter commentary comes on the heels of a lawsuit

While Mary Trump's acerbic commentary on the debate — or, more specifically, her commentary on Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump's track record as the debate aired on Oct. 7, 2020 — was incisive, it was hardly surprising, given her ongoing feud with her uncle. After the publication of her book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man in July 2020, which Donald himself tried to ban before its release, Mary went forward with a lawsuit against her uncle over allegations of cheating her out of her inheritance. (As Business Insider noted, the Trump vs. Trump legal battle is one of nine that the president will be forced to face after he eventually leaves office.)

According to the suit, which was filed against Donald, as well as his sister Maryanne and his late brother Robert, Mary alleged that members of the Trump family deliberately plotted "to siphon funds away from her interests, conceal their grift, and deceive her about the true value of what she had inherited." The suit also alleges the amount stolen from her totaled in the tens of millions, per Business Insider.

Mary Trump criticized the White House earlier the same day

Many of the criticisms Mary Trump levied against her uncle Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence during the debate on Oct. 7, 2020 weren't even the first time she voiced them that day. Hours before the event aired on national television, Democracy Now! published its own interview with the author and psychologist, in which Mary expressed disgust with her uncle's mishandling of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In response to her uncle's own COVID-19 diagnosis, which the president announced on Oct. 2, 2020, and his subsequent hospitalization and release from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Mary stated that regardless of his own experience with the illness, his dismissal of the virus as an attempt to appeal to his voting base would remain unchanged.

"I think it's very important to remember that this man, who is directly at this point responsible for the death of over 210,000 people and this illness of who knows how many millions, received — is receiving world-class healthcare in world-class medical facilities, provided to him by a system he does not pay into," Mary said. "[If he] emerges relatively unscathed [from COVID], that's the worst-case scenario, because, as we saw in his tweet the other day, he's not going to take it seriously. He'll think, 'I beat it. So, too bad for the rest of you suckers. I got my care. I got better. You deal with it on your own.'"