Mary Trump Reveals More Information About Donald Trump's Health

Mary Trump reveals more information about former President Donald Trump's health in her new book "The Reckoning." According to The Guardian, Mary's first book "Too Much and Never Enough" sold almost a million copies on its first day of publication.

Mary is the only member of the Trump family to break rank, and her 2020 tell-all book about Donald did not win her points with her family. In her first book, Mary leveraged her expertise as a psychologist to analyze her family's behavior and how it shaped the former president. According to The Guardian, in Mary's new book "The Reckoning," she reportedly claims that her uncle Donald "is the symptom of a disease that has existed in the body politic from this country's inception," but that has now "metastasized."

The website for "The Reckoning" says that "America is suffering from PTSD—a new leader alone cannot fix us." If Mary's new book is anything like "Too Much and Never Enough," it will likely be a best-seller. If you want to find out what Mary reveals about her uncle Donald's health, keep reading.

Mary Trump claimed Donald Trump was in pain and afraid post-COVID

According to The Guardian, Mary Trump claimed Donald Trump was "afraid" when he returned to the White House after being hospitalized for his severe coronavirus infection. In October 2020, Donald left Walter Reed hospital after three days of treatment, dramatically returning to the White House. Mary said, "Doing his best Mussolini imitation, he took off his mask in a macho display of invulnerability. He clenched his teeth and jutted out his jaw, just as my grandmother did when she was biting back anger or clamping down on her pain. In Donald, I saw the latter."

The Guardian reported that in "The Reckoning," Mary analyzes her uncle and our country from a psychologist's point of view. Mary said that when Donald returned to the White House after his release from the hospital, the then-U.S. president had a "pained expression that Mary [recognized] from her grandmother, but dared not admit his fear even to himself."

According to The Guardian, Mary noted that "the consequences of admitting vulnerability were much more frightening to him [Donald] than being honest." For those who want to read more about Mary's take on Donald, "The Reckoning" will be on sale on August 17.

Donald Trump's use of this phrase triggered a chilling childhood memory for Mary

Mary Trump has long been one of Donald Trump's harshest critics, even revealing in "The Reckoning" that he was "cruel" when she was just a teenager. According to excerpts in The Guardian, Mary confessed she was "in the worst psychological shape of my life" shortly after Donald's inauguration. The 56-year-old sought treatment in Tucson for post-traumatic stress disorder, writing, "I would be there for weeks, excavating decades-old wounds and trying to figure out why my uncle Donald's elevation to the White House had so undone me."

Such long-lasting wounds — and words — even triggered Mary on various occasions. When Donald insensitively referred to the rising COVID-19 death toll by saying "it is what it is," it not only sparked public outrage, but brought back chilling childhood memories for Mary. According to Business Insider, the phrase "it is what it is" was familiar among the Trumps. "That was a popular expression in my family, and hearing it sent a chill down my spine. Whenever my grandfather, my aunt, or one of my uncles had said it, it was always with a cruel indifference to somebody else in despair," Mary wrote.

Mary claimed Donald even condescendingly answered with, "It is what it is, honeybunch," after she expressed concerns the family wasn't following her father's burial plan. Mary was just 16 when her father, Donald's older brother Freddy, died of a heart attack as a result of alcoholism in 1981.

Mary Trump claimed Donald's lack of empathy comes from his father

In Mary Trump's first memoir "Too Much and Never Enough," she suggested the root of Donald Trump's problems is the previous patriarch. The psychologist described her grandfather and Donald's father, Fred Trump, as a "high-functioning sociopath," who lived by the rules of "never show weakness" and "never apologize," per The Guardian. "The atmosphere of division my grandfather created in the Trump family is the water in which Donald has always swum, and division continues to benefit him at the expense of everybody else," she claimed.

Mary wrote that Donald often tortured his younger brother Robert and was never punished for his "selfishness, obstinacy or cruelty." He also "didn't respect" his older brother and her father, Freddy, having observed tense interactions between him and Fred Sr. "Donald is worth 10 of you," Fred Sr. allegedly shouted at Freddy after quitting the family business. Donald's lack of empathy was particularly evident when he chose to go to the cinema over accompanying Freddy to the hospital the night he died. "His personality served his father's purpose. That's what sociopaths do: they co-opt others and use them toward their own ends – ruthlessly and efficiently," Mary said.

Now she's concerned her uncle may run for president again. Mary told MSNBC on August 4 that as Donald has been "getting away with everything" as of late, it's likely he'll re-gain presidential confidence. "[If] Donald gets the message that if he runs, he can't lose ... then I'm not so sure and that's pretty depressing."