Donald Trump Tries To Suppress Niece Mary’s Book, Citing Non-Disclosure Agreement
Despite President Donald Trump’s efforts, including an attempt to have John Bolton’s book stopped by a judge for containing classified information (though it had been through government reviews), The Room Where It Happened: A White House MemoirToo Much And Never Enough: How My Family Created The World’s Most Dangerous Man will be released next month, and Trump apparently tried to suppress it using a non-disclosure agreement his niece signed years ago.
According to Axios, Trump confirmed that there was a nondisclosure agreement, saying that he didn’t know until recently that his niece was even writing a book. Trump says the agreement is “very powerful” and “covers everything.”
But she signed a nondisclosure agreement and she’s obviously not honoring it if she writes a book. It’s too bad.
The nondisclosure agreement reportedly prevents Mary Trump from publishing information about her own relationship with Donald Trump, or his siblings, Maryanne and Robert, or anything about the litigation that prompted the NDA. It’s not entirely clear whether a book of her observations of family interactions would violate this.
According to People, Mary is a clinical psychologist, and brings her expertise to the book. Specific family relationships that are said to be described in the book are the one between Donald Trump and his father, Fred, the relationship between Donald and his mother, also named Mary, as well as the president’s relationship with his first wife, Ivana.
Trump hasn’t said much publicly about Mary’s book, although he did argue that her perception of him as “dismissing and deriding” his father as the elder Trump suffered Alzheimers is false.