In “1984” Winston Smith says, “The best books are the ones that tell you what you already know.” We have all intuited and surmised much of what is now being revealed by Donald Trump’s niece, Mary. These are not new observations, but coming from a woman who is a clinical psychologist and a relative, they ratify all of our worst fears. Mary Trump says, in essence, that Uncle Donald is such a mess that if it wasn’t for his money, who knows what he would be able to do in the world, in the condition he’s in? New York Times:
Like other critics of the president, Ms. Trump takes issue in the book with the notion that Mr. Trump is a strategic thinker who operates according to specific agendas or organizing principles.
“He doesn’t,” she writes. “Donald’s ego has been and is a fragile and inadequate barrier between him and the real world, which, thanks to his father’s money and power, he never had to negotiate by himself.” […]
“The fact is,” she writes, “Donald’s pathologies are so complex and his behaviors so often inexplicable that coming up with an accurate and comprehensive diagnosis would require a full battery of psychological and neurophysical tests that he’ll never sit for.”
At another point she says: “Donald has been institutionalized for most of his adult life, so there is no way to know how he would thrive, or even survive, on his own in the real world.”
And then here’s another revelation, one that makes complete sense. Trump paid somebody to take his SAT.
As a high school student in Queens, Ms. Trump writes, Donald Trump paid someone to take a precollegiate test, the SAT, on his behalf. The high score the proxy earned for him, Ms. Trump adds, helped the young Mr. Trump to later gain admittance as an undergraduate to the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton business school.
Mr. Trump has often boasted about attending Wharton, which he has referred to as “the best school in the world” and “super genius stuff.”
It’s not surprising that this is already a best seller based on pre-sales alone. I haven’t finished Bolton’s book yet, but I will carve out time to read this tome. I predict that come next week, the 14th when this is released, the national conversation is going to explode. You notice that Donald Trump hasn’t said a word about this book, right? He’s petrified.