Mary Trump Shames America for Not ‘Holding Powerful White Men Accountable for Anything’
Psychologist Mary Trump – former President Donald Trump’s cousin and author of the book, The Reckoning: Our Nation’s Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal – appeared on ABC’s The View on Monday and ripped the ex-commander in chief for not being more vocal about the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19, noting that Americans generally have a “terrible time in this country holding powerful white men accountable for anything.”
Trump “repeatedly enjoyed taking credit for creating” the vaccines “and was part of it, so why not endorse it fully?” asked host Sara Haines.
“Because he is not a generous, kind, empathetic, and compassionate person. He likes it this way. He likes the division. He likes the chaos,” Trump replied. “He’s been doing this since 2015 – well, longer – but on the national stage, he’s been doing this since 2015, and people seem not to understand. Not only did he have the best medical treatment money could buy when he got COVID. He also got the vaccine along with everybody else in his family. It’s a travesty. This person should be held accountable for this as well but we have a terrible time in this country holding powerful white men accountable for anything, even if it is the deaths – unnecessary deaths – of hundreds of thousands of Americans. And it’s something we really need to change.”
Host Sunny Hostin pointed out that Trump “has raised more than $80 million in campaign cash in just the first six months of this year and advisors sound like they are gearing up for another run in 2024. Do you think he will run? And if he doesn’t, recent polls have actually suggested Republicans liking Don Junior. Do you think he will want to run?” she asked.
“Those are pretty depressing numbers there. I think that says a lot more about the Republican Party than it says about anything else. I don’t know,” Trump confessed. “What I do know is that one thing Donald proved is that using racism as a platform was successful, and I think that’s why we see so much strife in this country, and we need to continue having the kinds of conversations about race and gender that you have. This is an incredibly powerful platform that you have.”
Trump then blasted former host Meghan McCain for ghosting on her last day on the show and accused her of intentionally avoiding having a debate.
“It’s a shame that colleague didn’t have the courage to come on and have this conversation with me. But I appreciate that you all are willing to take up these very difficult subjects because racism, in my view, is at the heart of everything that’s wrong in 21st-Century America,” said Trump.
“Yyyyyeah,” host Whoopi Goldberg agreed.