Former President Donald Trump's niece Mary Trump responded to her uncle's latest indictment by emphasizing his history of involvement with organized crime.
Mary Trump, known for her critical insights into her family dynamics and her uncle's actions, highlighted the pattern of behavior that she believes has characterized his career.
Referring to her uncle's history—hinting at his long-standing business practices and previous allegations of unethical and discriminatory conduct—Mary Trump tweeted:
"In fairness, he’s been the head of a criminal organization since the 1970s–this one just includes people who aren’t actually members of his family."
You can see her post below.
Mary Trump's comments came after a grand jury in Georgia investigating Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 election result handed up a criminal indictment that was widely expected to result in more charges for the ex-President.
Indeed, Trump and 18 of his associates—including his attorney Rudy Giuliani and former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows—have been charged under Georgia's anti-racketeering law, marking the fourth time Trump has been indicted this year.
On her Substack blog, Mary Trump expanded on her thoughts, acknowledging that while there is still much that is unknown about the recent developments, this indictment feels different from previous ones.
“I’m still trying to process what’s happened tonight—and obviously there is still a lot we don’t know—but for reasons I can’t yet fully articulate, this feels different from all of the indictments that have come before. This feels pivotal, this feels more real.”
“Go to sleep. Hydrate. Breathe. And remember: Hillary Clinton was right about everything."
Her remarks about Clinton came as Clinton—who has been largely vindicated as Trump's rhetoric and behavior lived up to her predictions—commented on the indictments during an appearance on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC program, saying they serve as evidence of the American judicial system functioning effectively.
Many appreciated Mary Trump's remarks.
Mary Trump has vocally opposed her own family members.
In 2020, she published a book about her uncle and family titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, which became a nationwide bestseller.
She says in the book that she was the anonymous source who revealed the Trump family’s tax returns to The New York Times. The Times later won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for its reporting on the matter.
Although the Trump family took legal action to block the book’s release, they were ultimately unsuccessful. In 2020, then-President Trump told Axios reporter Jonathan Swan that Mary Trump was “not allowed” to write the book because she was bound by a nondisclosure agreement.
Trump referred to a nondisclosure agreement his brother Robert Trump said Mary Trump signed regarding a 1999 lawsuit surrounding the Trump family estate. A judge later found that Mary Trump was not bound by the nondisclosure agreement.