Trump niece describes ‘malignantly dysfunctional family’ in new book

first_img“He short-circuited Donald’s ability to develop and experience the entire spectrum of human emotion,” Trump writes. “Donald requires division. It is the only way he knows how to survive – my grandfather ensured that decades ago when he turned his children against each other.”The book, due out next Tuesday, is the first Trump biography written by a family member. Reuters obtained a copy of the book. The president’s brother Robert has tried unsuccessfully, so far, to block its publication. The court battle continues but is not expected to halt publication.White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Tuesday that it was a “book of falsehoods.” Its publication comes as Trump, a Republican, seeks a second term in the Nov. 3 presidential election.Mary Trump has a troubled history with her uncle, who clashed with her father, Fred Jr., before he died at age 42 after a battle with alcoholism. Topics : Mary and her brother also engaged in a protracted legal battle over Fred Sr.’s estate after his death in 1999. She writes she secretly helped New York Times reporters on a 2018 investigation that outlined how Trump and his siblings avoided millions of dollars in taxes.Speculation about Trump’s mental state is common among his political detractors. Mary Trump brings a different perspective, however, because she has a PhD in psychology and decades of first-hand experience with Trump and his broader family.”I have no problem calling Donald a narcissist … but the label gets us only so far,” she writes, adding that the president might also suffer from other pathologies that prevent him from accepting responsibility for his actions and empathizing with others. She writes that he also may suffer from learning and sleep disorders.”He knows deep down that he is nothing of what he claims to be,” she writes. “He knows he has never been loved.”center_img In a new book, a niece of President Donald Trump applies her training in psychology to conclude that the president likely suffers from narcissism and other clinical disorders – and was boosted to success by a father who fueled those traits.In “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” Mary Trump writes of a “malignantly dysfunctional family” dominated by a patriarch, Fred Trump, who showed little interest in his five children other than grooming an heir for his real-estate business.Ultimately, he settled on Donald, she wrote, deciding that his second son’s “arrogance and bullying” would come in handy at the office, and encouraged it.last_img read more

Oshada stars on debut as Sri Lanka whitewash Pakistan

first_imgOSHADA Fernando smashed a blistering half-century on his Twenty20 International debut and Wanindu Hasaranga excelled with the ball, as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 13 runs to seal a historic whitewash.The tourists wrapped up a first bilateral T20 series win over the top-ranked side with a match to spare and put the icing on the cake with a first ever 3-0 whitewash in Lahore yesterday.Oshada bludgeoned 78 not out from only 48 balls as the tourists posted 147-7 after winning the toss, Mohammad Amir being the pick of the bowlers with 3-27 at Gaddafi Stadium.Pakistan – who left out Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Mohammad Hasnain – could make only 133-6 in reply, the excellent Hasaranga taking 3-21 and Lahiru Kumara 2-24 to secure an unlikely clean sweep as Haris Sohail’s 52 proved to be in vain.Amir struck twice in the powerplay to leave the tourists in trouble on 30-3, cleaning up Danushka Gunathilaka and getting rid of Bhanuka Rajapaksa after the economical Imad Wasim removed Sadeera Samarawickrama.Angelo Perera was run-out for only 13 but Oshada came to the rescue, dominating a fifth-wicket stand of 76 with new captain Dasun Shanaka and reaching his half-century from only 33 balls.Oshada and Shanaka were dropped off back-to-back deliveries in an over from Wahab Riaz and the debutant rubbed salt into the wounds by hitting the left-arm seamer and Amir for six.Wahab had the skipper taken by Fakhar Zaman for 12 and Amir had a third wicket in the penultimate over as the Pakistan bowlers did a good job of restricting Sri Lanka to what appeared to be a below-par total. Pakistan endured an awful start to their run chase, with Kasun Rajitha bowling Zaman with a peach of a first delivery of the innings, but a slow-moving partnership of 76 between Babar Azam and Haris laid a solid platform.Babar (27) fell, caught behind, attempting to cut Kumara, and Pakistan were 94-3 in the 16th over and needing to step up the run rate as Haris was dismissed by Hasaranga.Imad and Ali failed while Hasaranga bowled Sarfraz Ahmed as the best T20 side in the world made another mess of it with the bat, failing to secure a consolation victory.last_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night 9: Jagaban Vows to Demolish Coded Man

first_imgSemiu “Jagaban” Olabode has vowed to floor Ebubechukwu “Coded Man” Edeh when they clash in the national light middleweight challenge contest at GOtv Boxing Night 9, holding on October 2 at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.Both boxers are making their professional debut after being selected at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search. Edeh came through GOtv NextGen Search 1, while Jagaban was discovered at the second edition of the talent hunt. “I am not called Jagaban for nothing. Coded Man or whatever he calls himself will run for cover and announce himself as Coded Boy. He is a boy, not a man. I am putting him on notice that hell awaits him,” he boasted.But speaking on MiTv’s Sports Update, from which Jagaban was absent, Coded Man said his opponent’s absence was out of fear.“I was hoping we would meet on the programme. He would have had a hint of what he will see in the ring,” said the Anambra-born boxer.Their bout is one of the seven lined up for GOtv Boxing Night 9, where the best boxer will go home with a cash prize of N1.5million in commemoration of GOtv’s fifth anniversary in Nigeria and the country’s independence.Also billed to be on parade are two top Ghanaian boxers, each facing a Nigerian opponent. National light welterweight champion, Olaide Fijabi will take on Raphael Kwabena King, while national lightweight champion, Oto Joseph, will fight Richard Amefu in a resurgence of the Nigeria/Ghana sporting rivalry.Another cracking encounter will be the national cruiserweight title fight between challenger, Idowu and incumbent champion, Ekeng Henshaw.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more