'He feels aggrieved': Mary Trump warns her uncle will play the grievance card to the hilt if indicted

'He feels aggrieved': Mary Trump warns her uncle will play the grievance card to the hilt if indicted
Mary L. Trump in August 2020 (Creative Commons)

One of former President Donald Trump's many outspoken critics is a member of his own family: niece Mary L. Trump, a clinical psychologist/author who is the daughter of the late Fred Trump, Jr. (a brother of the ex-president) and a cousin of Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump. But when Mary Trump criticizes her uncle during frequent appearances on CNN and MSNBC, her tone isn't one of total contempt.

Even when she is describing the former president as dangerous, corrupt and anti-democracy, Mary Trump sounds like a part of her feels badly for her uncle — who, she believes, has serious mental health issues. That tone was evident when she made a late March appearance on MSNBC and discussed his legal problems with one of his scathing critics: liberal host Lawrence O'Donnell.

O'Donnell asked Donald Trump's niece to weigh in on what the ex-president is "feeling" about a possible criminal indictment from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Jr. over alleged hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. And she predicted that he will, true to form, use it to play the "grievance" card.

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Mary Trump told O'Donnell, "The emotion of sadness is not in Donald's arsenal. What he's feeling, to the extent that he's feeling anything, is self-pity. And that makes sense. He's also feeling grievance, but he feels aggrieved every time he walks into the Mar-a-Lago dining room and his paid patrons don't pay him sufficient homage, right? So, none of this is new."

O’Donnell was intrigued by Mary Trump's statement that her uncle doesn't feel sadness in the way that other people do and asked her to elaborate.

"This is somebody who has such serious psychological problems," she told the MSNBC host. "He has such serious psychopathologies. The range of emotion that is available to most relatively stable people is not available to him. I think Donald's emotional makeup consists mostly of anger and the self-pity I spoke about earlier — and deep, deep fear. And a lot of that is in the service of making sure he never feels humiliated."

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