Trump's niece, Mary, says she is 'prepared' to change her last name in a bid to distance herself from the former president

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Mary Trump might change her last name to distance herself from her uncle. AP/Getty
  • Mary Trump might change her last name to distance herself from her uncle, she told The Telegraph.

  • Former President Donald Trump's niece is concerned by the name's negative connotations.

  • She has long been critical of her uncle, having previously called him a "sociopath" and a "narcissist."

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Mary Trump, the niece of Former President Donald Trump, has said she might change her last name to avoid being associated with her uncle.

"I am prepared to change my name if need be," she told The Telegraph. She is worried her last name now comes with negative connotations, the clinical psychologist said.

Trump's niece has long sought to distance herself from the former president by publicly criticizing him.

She has previously accused him of being a "narcissist," "a sociopath," and has backed calls for his impeachment.

Read more: Tiffany and the Trumps: Insiders describe how the president's younger daughter has charted what they say is a distant relationship with her father and come to terms with having America's most divisive last name.

In her interview with The Telegraph, her words were characteristically damning. She described her uncle as having done incalculable and potentially irreparable damage to the US.

She believes he is "incapable of change" and unable to "understand affection or intimacy," she told the paper.

Last year, Mary Trump's book - "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created The World's Most Dangerous Man" - sold nearly one million copies on the day of its release.

The scathing, tell-all book sheds light on the Trump family's complex dynamics. It also includes shocking claims about the former president, such as alleging that he cheated on his SAT exams.

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