Mary Trump issued a stark warning to people who think her uncle’s “dangerous” behaviour has finally come to an end.
After President Trump’s acknowledgement that a change in administration is imminent, she told MSNBC:
“I think somebody was able to get through to him and convince him that, even if it’s only performative, he needed to do something to mitigate the damage he caused – only to himself, of course, because that’s all he cares about. But of course it was purely performative. There was not any truth in it at all and if you listen carefully, he doesn’t actually concede the election.”
While Trump agreed to a “smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power” in a presidential address posted to his Twitter account, he stopped short at congratulating Biden on his win or mentioning him by name. He also reiterated his belief in reforming election laws and assured his supporters that “our incredible journey is only just beginning”.
Mary Trump, like many others, supports Trump’s removal from office. She said:
“There’s no reason to take that video seriously, there’s no reason to give him any credit for it, there is no reason at all to believe that it means that he’s going to change going forward. We’re still looking at a very difficult, potentially dangerous 12 days, and it certainly shouldn’t do anything to let him off the hook.”
There have been calls for the evocation of the 25th amendment, which would see Mike Pence become interim president until Biden’s inauguration, and for Trump’s impeachment since the Capitol riot.
Shortly after the riot, Mary Trump told Business Insider that people should be “enraged and terrified” by Trump.
“If you’re paying attention right now, you should be both enraged and terrified. We can’t put anything past Donald. He’s desperate, he’s terrified and he has absolutely no empathy and he’s a nihilist.”
Trump predicts that her uncle may try to pardon himself, as he has many other controversial figures during the final weeks of his presidency. This is why, she says, he needs to be “impeached and removed from office immediately”.
Mary Trump branded the president a “narcissist” in her tell-all book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man.