The family of President Trump is seeking a temporary restraining order to block the publication of an upcoming tell-all book by the president’s niece, Mary L. Trump.
The forthcoming book, titled “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” published by Simon & Schuster, is scheduled to be released July 28. The book is advertised as a “revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him.”
Mary, the daughter of the president’s late brother, Fred Trump Jr., is a trained clinical psychologist said the book is a firsthand account that “shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric.” She also expected to reveal that she is the primary source behind the New York Times investigation into her president’s finances and taxes.
According to The New York Times, President Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump filed the temporary restraining order Tuesday morning in Queens County Surrogate’s Court against the book’s publisher and Mary. The filing seeks to block publication of the book before it is printed and shipped in stores on the grounds that Mary is violating a nondisclosure agreement related to the settlement of the Father’s estate.
The Daily Beast broke last week the news that Mary signed an NDA following a 2001 settlement after litigation disputing Fred Trump’s estate. That NDA states she is not allowed to publish anything regarding the litigation or her relationship with the president and his siblings Robert and Maryanne.
Following the news from the Daily Beast regarding Mary signing an NDA agreement, Simon & Schuster, posted the book on Amazon for pre-sale order.
Robert in a statement to the Times said that he was “deeply disappointed” in his niece’s decision to write the book in an “attempt to sensationalize and mischaracterize our family relationship” all for financial gain.
“Her attempt to sensationalize and mischaracterize our family relationship after all of these years for her own financial gain is both a travesty and injustice to the memory of my late brother, Fred, and our beloved parents,” Robert said. “I and the rest of my entire family are so proud of my wonderful brother, the president, and feel that Mary’s actions are truly a disgrace.”
A lawyer for Mary told the Times that the president and his family do “not want the public to know the truth.”
President Trump in an interview with Axios on Sunday commented on this matter, saying his niece is “not allowed” to write a book about him, saying the NDA that Mary signed is a “very powerful one. … It covers everything.”
“She’s not allowed to write a book,” Trump said. “She signed a nondisclosure agreement and she’s obviously not honoring it if she writes a book.”