Court Will Not Block Mary Trump's Tell-All Book on the President

Mish

The bad news for president Trump keeps piling up.

Mary Trump's book Too Much and Never Enough will go on sale July 28.

Mary Trump is President Trump's niece. She discloses "How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man.

Amazon Description

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric.

The President claims the book violates a nondisclosure agreement but he lost that case in court today.

Judge Tosses Lawsuit

Trump Files Claim in Wrong Court

The Surrogate Court strictly handles the wills and assets of the deceased.

Queens County Surrogate Court Judge Peter Kelly cited “several improprieties” in Robert Trump’s filing that rendered it “fatally defective”—including that it was based on the official disposition of patriarch Fred Trump Sr.’s estate, which wrapped up in 2001 and is thus for legal purposes “nonexistent.” 

The irrefutable conclusion is, regardless of the outcome of this matter, the administration of this estate will not be impacted one iota," said Kelly

Judge Kelly suggested the New York State Supreme Court.

Internal Family Dynamics

The Daily Beast has the Family's concerns.

In the book, Mary Trump is not only expected to discuss difficult internal family dynamics and offer revelations about a younger Donald Trump; she is also expected to out herself as a primary source behind a Pulitzer-winning New York Times investigation into her uncle’s taxes. 

Temporary Restraining Order

The president and his brother claim 'no amount of money' can undo the damage that will be done if the book is published.

In their application for a temporary restraining order, the Trumps said that they would suffer 'irreparable harm' if Mary's book is released next month as planned.  

They argued that Mary agreed not to write a memoir back in 2001 under the terms of a settlement which resolved a bitter family dispute over the estate of family patriarch Fred Trump Sr.

Irreparable Harm

As soon as the book is published, Trump will dismiss it as old nonsense. 

His claim of irreparable harm will then vanish, even if it's true, at least until the election.

At that time Trump will blame his niece, the media, China, Russia, Covid, BLM, liberals, fake conservatives, Germany and Martians.

Mish

Comments (44)
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Blurtman
Blurtman

This is not even remotely global economics, and Mish Talk swirls the TDS bowl.

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

Dr. Mary L. Trump is a trained clinical psychologist and the only niece of tRump. That tell me everything I need to know.

Zardoz
Zardoz

When you spend you life making enemies of people, at the end you have quite a few.

Sechel
Sechel

It's hard to bring a lawsuit so completely lacking in merit that it gets tossed in 48 hours yet Donald Trump has managed that feat.

I just want to know one thing. What were Donald's real grades

Sechel
Sechel

I have no doubt that the publisher had its legal counsel take a serious look at this and decided it was publishable. From what I've read a court might after the book is published assign monetary damages to Trump from Mary's profits but its unlikely to prevent its publishing. Courts take a very dim view of prior restraint.

This is one of my favorite part..(The person bringing the suit says he doesn't know what's in it but is sure he will be harmed)

While Robert Trump Trump has not reviewed the content of the book, Harder argued that public statements by Mary Trump and the publisher have shown the book will contain information about her relationships that are protected under the confidentiality agreement.

Sechel
Sechel

I see a big problem for Trump. He has too few surrogates and too many enemies writing books, op-eds, giving interviews etc that he can't effectively go after them all and his base can't keep up or absorb his anti-message that they they're angry, Democrats, Hillary supporters. Trump's fighting a war on too many fronts. He lacks focus and insists on chasing every squirrel. It will be one more thing that dooms Trump's re-election effort if not checked.

xil
xil

What did the Martians do?!?

tokidoki
tokidoki

The problem with Trump is not that he has enemies or family members airing dirty laundry. It's that he has no real achievements. His supporters will point to things such as the sky high stock market (that started with Obomba), or the lack of new wars (most Americans don't care about the fate of another country). Jobs however have not been coming back, and instead he bungled the handling of the virus and the trade war with China. Add in the sky high unemployment with no real strategy on how to take the country forward, and here we are.

Realist
Realist

Actually, I think Trump has managed one significant accomplishment, that no other developed country leader has managed: he has managed to damage the economy, achieve record unemployment, and balloon the deficit and debt, all while allowing the virus to continue to spread at record levels.

Worst president ever.

astroboy
astroboy

Hitler's nephew enlisted in the US army in 1942, which is honorable. Writing a tell all book about family, not so much.

thimk
thimk

"They argued that Mary agreed not to write a memoir back in 2001 under the terms of a settlement which resolved a bitter family dispute over the estate of family patriarch Fred Trump Sr.". Hmm maybe sour grapes because Mary was left out of the estate?

njbr
njbr

Isn't the basis of every happy family a well-written NDA ?

Flyoverstate
Flyoverstate

Maybe we should be looking into what was going on in the White House with the Russian Collusion Hoax with Barrack Obama, Joe Biden, James Comey, Strojk & Paige prior to the incoming cabinet instead of highlighting a book that was written by a jilted family member 20 years ago. Joe has now lied about it 3 times or conveniently forgot, which for Joe isn't that much of a stretch...

Webej
Webej

While I think the political priorities should be getting rid of the coup plotters AND the agencies that spawned them, I anticipate the book will be delicious.

MG53
MG53

At the following link, is an analysis written by Vincent Greenwood Ph.D, Executive Director of ‘Washington Center for Cognitive Therapy, presents a compelling analysis in support of his diagnoses of Trump as a possible psychopath. He uses the Hare Psychopathy Checklist — Revised (PCL-R) to determine his diagnoses. It’s a lengthy essay but well worth the read:

Sechel
Sechel

This book will be more damaging than Bolton's I think. She knows where some of the family bones are burried and she's angry

Nanken
Nanken

LOL! Trump is fighting too many WARS at once. He does not know which ennemi is more dangerous. After Nov. 3rd he will be going nut. He will lose it to the fake news, the Dems, China, the never Trumps. I can't wait for the Nov 4th 2020.


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