Could not put down Mary Trump’s new tell-all TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH. We’ve never seen anything like this firsthand take on Trump, or any other president ever, by a family member who also happens to be a professional shrink.
Indeed, Trump niece Mary’s well told book is by far the best of the orange king tell-all genre, spawned by our citizenry’s desperate search for meaning behind the spectacle of the Nero-like Trump presidency. Forget the rest of the tell-alls and dig deep into the depressing inner realms of the Trump psyche aided by Mary’s professional speculation.
Ah, but don’t lose sight that’s ultimately what the book is when it comes to the shrink parts – speculation. And the disgruntled speculation, at that, of a woman treated terribly by Donald and the entire greedy Trump family. Still, Mary Trump’s brave deep dive into Trump family life is restrained and laser focused. Unless you have a hardened Q-Anon brainwashing shell around your mind, you will gain new insights about the tragically troubling puzzle that is Donald J Trump and those enabling his disastrous presidency.
In her already best-selling page turner, one that El Presidente Trump and his legal team failed pathetically to get banned, Mary Trump dashes any and all all hope of DJT ever becoming a good president. First because she feels Donald is deeply damaged goods due to a heartless father who coddled his son’s bullying and lying bluster to the exclusion of his heir apparent, Mary’s father Freddy; second she poses that deeply ingrained in Trump’s psyche is a driving need to please his cold as ice Father, which produced an obsequious nature in Trump around strong men world leaders; third she portrays the endless sums of daddy money that floated Trump cheating his way though his education and business, leaving him an incompetent fool; and last Mary believes that due to a mother who abandoned Donnie as a toddler that Trump suffers from a malignant vacuum of compassion and love deep within our fearful leader’s core for anything except money and power. And more, but these were the key salient points for me.
Before opening page one I had the preconception that I was not going to learn much new in Mary’s book. After all, it’s a 24/7 news world of Trump, our impeached president, and we are trapped in like moths to a eternal feeling flame of brainwashing hammering away at our minds. So how much new could there be to learn about the guy who cheated his way to presidency using Russian assistance? Indeed, just this week alone we’ve seen Trump launch Trumped up invasions of Portland and Chicago of federal troops as secret police, snatching innocent protestors into unmarked rental cars and whisking them off to black sites. But Mary’s storytelling is patient and potent in it’s heartfelt yet detached telling of her grandfather Fred Trump ‘s cruelty. A frosty hypercritical brutality that led to her father Freddy’s alcoholism and ultimate death at only 42 and the withering of Donald’s soul. After reading all this groundbreaking tell-all, done Mary says for love of country and not profit, helps one understand Trump’s lack of empathy for a Corona Virus death toll. A devastating toll well over 140K, with his icy attitude of, “I’ll be golfing if you need me!” mirrored in Mary’s sad account that while her father Freddy was dying in a hospital Trump was at the movies. And yesterday when people were mourning the dead of the virus alongside the death civil rights pioneer Congressman John Lewis there Trump was on the greens with Green Bay Packers fallen hero Brett Farve. I could not resist a digital political commentary.
I’ve lost a brother named Fred to alcohol too. And while I can relate to Trump needing to turn his back on Freddy’s destructive drinking to some degree, when my brother ended up in a hospital in 2015 with a bleeding ulcer from his over drinking I dropped everything and remained beside his hospital bed as he lay in a coma as many days as I could afford to be away from work. That’s what brothers do. My Freddy would die alone eventually in 2017 by ostracizing himself from the entire Sheetz family.
Considering how much I dislike Trump, it’s amazing how much we have in common, a bad father, a lost brother named Fred and a successful real estate career. Floated by endless cash from his dad and later suspected Russian money and now taxpayer money he abuses, Donald, however has never hit the absolute rock bottom I was blessed to experience in the real estate crash of 1991. Losing everything would send me into therapy and on the long road to recovery from my bad dad’s racist influences. But not so for our commander in chief who is an erratic untreated pack of neurosis we are all suffering under. A bully of cosmic proportions of unchecked ego. Fact is, I will consider it a win if we don’t end up in a civil and or nuclear war before his crazy reign ends. It will end someday won’t it?
I could go on sighting more awesome examples of why after reading TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH you’ll finally get why we must be even more concerned about Trump than we already are. Let that one sink in. But I’ve said enough without being a spoiler. Enough I hope to get you to “take read”, as they say in Hollywood regarding scripts.
5 stars for an entertaining and informative look at what makes our wannbe dictator tick and why he is so vulnerable to Putin, Kim and other powerful enablers that, who like his father Fred Sr. keep Trump propped up as their useful idiot. Read the book before you disagree with my harsh assessment of Trump please, one I have even more deeply after the fast read. I promise Trump won’t really care… even if you’re deep into the kind of brainwashing his millions in campaign funds and Russian psyop enable by Zuckerberg can do to paint a false reality.
Thanks for the attempted rescue, that is if America’s not already too far gone, Mary Trump.