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President Donald Trump's niece Mary Trump said the Trump family often used racist and anti-Semitic slurs when she was younger.
"Growing up, it was sort of normal to hear them use the N-word or use anti-Semitic expressions," she told The Washington Post.
Mary Trump, whose tell-all book was published this week, said her uncle is "clearly racist" and thinks his bigotry will "score him points with the only people who are continuing to support him."
President Donald Trump's niece Mary Trump said the Trump family often used racist and anti-Semitic slurs, exhibiting "a knee-jerk anti-Semitism, a knee-jerk racism," when she was younger.
"Growing up, it was sort of normal to hear them use the N-word or use anti-Semitic expressions," Mary Trump, whose tell-all book "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man" was published this week, told The Washington Post in an interview published Thursday.
The 55-year-old clinical psychologist said her uncle is "clearly racist."
"It comes easily to him and he thinks it's going to score him points with the only people who are continuing to support him," she told The Post.
Trump has consistently used racist, misogynistic, and xenophobic language both before his political career and as president. This summer, Trump has leaned into his divisive rhetoric. He shared a video on Twitter in which a supporter chants "white power" and has called the Black Lives Matter movement "a symbol of hate" amid nationwide anti-racism protests.
The White House has broadly denied the allegations made in the already best-selling book. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany called it "a book of falsehoods, plain and simple" in a statement to The Post.
The president's brother Robert Trump failed in his attempt to block the book's publication. He had cited a nondisclosure agreement Mary Trump signed in 2001 as the family determined Fred Trump's estate. A federal appeals court ruled against him, allowing the book to be released this week.
In her account of her family, Mary Trump said the president bullies and cheats "as a way of life."
"Donald's penchant for division, and uncertainty about our country's future have created a perfect storm of catastrophes that no one is less equipped than my uncle to manage," she wrote.
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