Donald Trump’s queer niece Mary Trump has opened up about the family’s racism and homophobia in her new tell-all book, noting she never came out to her grandmother after hearing her call singer Elton John a fa***t.
Mary recalled the conversation with her grandmother and Donald Trump’s mother, also named Mary, in her new book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man. According to Towleroad, she was planning on marrying her girlfriend in 1999 and opted not to tell anyone because of a conversation about Princess Diana’s funeral, where her grandmother said: “It’s a disgrace they’re letting that little fa***t Elton John sing at the service.”
“I’d realized it was better that she didn’t know that I was living with…a woman,” Mary wrote.
She also exposed the family’s “knee-jerk anti-Semitism [and] knee-jerk racism.”
“Growing up, it was sort of normal to hear them use the n-word or use anti-Semitic expressions,” she said. “It comes easily to [Donald], and he thinks it’s going to score him points with the only people who are continuing to support him.” She added that she believes the president is “clearly racist.”
Mary’s book has already set a sales record at Simon and Schuster, selling 950,000 copies the first day of release. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who has an anti-LGBTQ history, attacked the memoir, saying it was full of “falsehoods.”