Trump's niece: Pres. 'cruel and traitorous'

President Trump's estranged niece, says his insistence that he won the 2020 election is borne of his belief that he always deserves to win and "cheat and steal" to do so. Mary Trump is estranged from her uncle and has long been critical of him. (Dec. 4)

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MARY TRUMP: In his view, winning is so important and he always deserves to win that it's OK to lie, cheat, and steal. You know, it's not the process. It's getting the win in your column, right?

He's in a situation now where he cannot change the fact that he lost. He lost decisively. He performed very badly, compared to other Republicans who actually beat expectations. So there's nobody to blame but himself. So he's spinning madly. He's desperate. And you know, I've said this before, if he thinks he's going down, he's going to take the rest of us down with him.

I think his cruelty is a way to flex his power. Who's going to stop him? Nobody. And that's something we've seen in the last four years, which I personally did not anticipate, although, I guess, in retrospect, I should have.

It's not simply that Donald is horrible and incompetent and cruel. It's that he's been allowed to be. Every transgression that's gone unpunished has been an opportunity for him to push the envelope even further. So you know, that's partially why we're going to see him smashing as much stuff on his way out the door as he can.

I think it would be a tragedy if Donald and everybody who's enabled him and committed crimes with him is not held accountable. It would be-- I think it would make it impossible for this country to recover in the long term. You know, a lot of people in this country know that there really isn't justice, but at least there's an idea of justice. There's an aspiration towards justice. That that will no longer be the case if somebody who is as criminal, cruel, and traitorous as Donald Trump isn't held accountable.