Donald Trump’s niece has hit out at the outgoing president as he bids farewell to the White House.

Mary Trump, who has written a book about her uncle, told BBC News: “I'm happy to see the back of him".

She said her uncle’s administration has been "one of the greatest tragedies this country has ever suffered through”.

Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump left the White House today ahead of president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Footage of the couple boarding Air Force One to fly to Florida was shown on the broadcast.

Mary Trump went on to say: “I hope we do everything in our power to protect against anything like this from ever happening again.”

The BBC News presenter then asked the president’s niece if she believes either Donald or Melania Trump enjoyed the experience.

“No… Not only did he never do the job, he never seemed to want to do the job,” she replied.

Earlier in the interview, Mary Trump slammed her uncle’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

She said: “He didn’t even acknowledge the devastation this country has suffered due to his wilfully malignment inaction and mismanagement of the coronavirus.

“I believe that over 400,000 deaths are directly due to him.

“He took no responsibility for anything. He took credit for things that have nothing to do with him.”

Mary Trump also criticised the president’s comments about veterans.

Her book,Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, was released in July 2020.  

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