During an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Thursday night, President Trump's niece, Mary Trump, said she has heard him use both racist and anti-Semitic slurs.
Mary Trump's book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man, was released on Tuesday. She told The Washington Post that growing up in her family, she witnessed "knee-jerk anti-Semitism" and "knee-jerk racism." Maddow asked Mary Trump about this, and whether she ever heard her uncle "express either anti-Semitic slurs or the n-word or other racist slurs." She quickly responded: "Oh yeah, of course I did. I don't think that should surprise anybody given how virulently racist he is today." Maddow followed up by asking if she heard the president use the n-word, and Trump replied, "Yeah."
Within the last month, President Trump has defended Confederate statues and retweeted a video of a supporter yelling, "White power!" Earlier this week, when asked about Black people being killed by police officers, he responded, "So are white people."
Update, 10:01 p.m. ET: The White House told The Rachel Maddow Show that Too Much and Never Enough is "a book of falsehoods, plain and simple. The president doesn't use those words." Maddow noted that Mary Trump did not write about her uncle using slurs in Too Much and Never Enough.