WATCH: Lincoln Project Offers “Story Hour” From Mary Trump’s Book
The Lincoln Project, a conservative anti-Trump PAC, is releasing a new series of ads that consist almost entirely of excerpts from Mary Trump’s book, read aloud. In the first one, released Wednesday evening, a bare minimum of commentary was added, directed at Donald Trump and taunting the president with a reminder that he failed to prevent the book’s publication.
“Oh, you know what book it is Donald. You tried your very best to stop her from writing it,” taunts the reader, before diving into a short passage in which Mary Trump gives a psychological profile in a few scathing sentences, beginning with “Donald today is very much as he was at 3 years old, incapable of growing, learning, or evolving; unable to regulate his emotions, moderate his responses, and synthesize information,” and progressing to “Donald is not simply weak. His ego is a fragile thing that must be bolstered every moment, because he knows, deep down, he is nothing of what he claims to be.”
Welcome to Story Hour.
What will we be reading? Excerpts from Mary Trump's new book, 'Too Much and Never Enough,' of course.
See you tomorrow at 8p EST for episode 2. pic.twitter.com/AMTxdy6e1m
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 16, 2020
The Lincoln Project promises the next round at 8pm Thursday night.
The PAC has been working to get under Trump’s skin, and they’ve had success in eliciting reactions from him. Aside from Trump’s tweeted outbursts about the group, they’re taking credit currently for Brad Parscale’s suddenly changed circumstances — until Wednesday evening, Parscale was Trump’s campaign manager.
Thursday morning, Rick Wilson, one of the founding members of the PAC, tweeted, citing a Wall Street Journal article that describes Trump as being concerned after he saw Project Lincoln’s May ad accusing Parscale of enriching himself at Trump’s expense.
“Abe gets it done,” Wilson tweeted, along with an excerpt from the article.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 16, 2020
Mary Trump’s book was initially due for release at the end of this month, but as legal proceedings raised interest and demand, the release date was moved up, and a judge lifted the last order restraining it from publication on Monday, just in time for release on Tuesday.