Mary Trump tells Maddow she heard president use ‘n-word’ and ‘anti-Semitic slurs,’ but all too convenient timing instills doubt
The explosive allegation came on Thursday night in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who asked whether Mary had ever directly heard President Trump using “racist slurs.”
“Oh, yeah, of course I did,” Mary replied, adding “I don’t think that should surprise anybody given how virulently racist he is today.”
Pressed specifically about the “n-word” and “anti-Semitic slurs,” Mary again replied with a curt “Yes,” though provided no specific examples or further detail as to where and when the supposed slurs were used.
Mary Trump claims she's heard her uncle use anti-Semitic slurs and the N-word: pic.twitter.com/aTwQ3LxJWE— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) July 16, 2020
While the claim is not the first of its kind, with the president regularly labeled a bigot and even a “white supremacist” by detractors, the MSNBC interview quickly blew up, garnering thousands of likes and shares on social media as critics spread the allegation far and wide.
Members of the #Resistance squad have taken to Twitter to praise Mary for her courage, apparently taking her allegations at face value, despite the fact that she kept quiet until less than 4 months before the upcoming election in November.
Mary L. Trump is a patriot.He uncle is a coward.#Maddow— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) July 17, 2020
A number of netizens found Mary’s account lacking, however, with skeptics emerging to question her broadside on the president. Some pointed to the convenient timing, given that she is currently on a media blitz to promote a new book – billed as a damning exposé of Donald Trump and the Trump family – while others questioned why the claim didn’t come to light sooner.
For one, that she waited until halfway through her media tour to announce this. If it was real, she would have led with it.— Juan Million-Newton. (@40tons70mph) July 16, 2020
Apparently her memory of these incidents had not yet developed in 2016— William D Warden 🇺🇸 (@truthsayer1989) July 16, 2020
Journalists on both sides of the political spectrum also noted that the bombshell allegations did not find their way into the supposedly tell-all book, raising further questions as to why they only emerged now, over three years into Trump’s presidency.
These allegations of using the n-word and anti-Semetic slurs do not appear in Mary Trump's book.— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) July 17, 2020
I wonder, then, why Donald Trump’s alleged use of the n-word does not appear in Mary Trump’s book? https://t.co/Bqr2lfzBWc— Carlos Lozada (@CarlosLozadaWP) July 16, 2020
As Mary’s book quickly rockets to best-seller status, with nearly one million copies sold on its first day out, some have sought to challenge her credibility, suggesting she has never actually met her uncle in person. While President Trump’s son, Don Jr., recently shared a tweet making that claim, he stopped short of confirming it, saying only that he hadn’t seen her in some two decades, with the possible exception of a Trump family reunion at the White House in 2017.
If she was there I don’t remember seeing her, and other than possibly that one large family gathering, I don’t believe I’ve seen her in approximately 20 years. https://t.co/AU5L5nBSok— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 15, 2020
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