Mary Trump responded to the trial of her uncle, former President Donald Trump, by saying that when the family disagrees, they communicate by suing each other.
Mr. Trump filed a lawsuit against his niece last week, claiming that Mrs. Trump and The New York Times was “engaged in an insidious conspiracy to obtain confidential and very sensitive records” of his finances.
Trump told BNC News that no one near Trump had spoken to her about legal action.
“I think their way of communicating with people they don’t agree with is to sue them,” she said. “And that was exactly what they did.”
Trump has previously been sued by his relatives to stop the publication of her book from 2020 Too much and never enough: How my family created the world’s most dangerous man.
“My aunt and uncle sued me last year to first prevent my book from being published and then prevent my ability to talk about it. “Not so long ago … I sued them because I think they were cheating on me after my dad died,” Trump said.
“I guess that’s how the Trump family communicates when they don’t agree,” she told BNC News. “We are dealing with lawsuits. The difference is that I think mine has merits. ”
The former president filed his $ 100 million lawsuit on Tuesday against Trump and The New York Times, claimed that they had worked together to obtain his records for a story published in the newspaper about his unknown finances.
The suit claims that Mary Trump along with Times Reporters Susanne Craig, David Barstow and Russell Buettner engaged in an “insidious plot” and an “extensive crusade” to obtain the information.
“The defendants engaged in an insidious plan to obtain confidential and highly sensitive records, which they used to their own advantage and used as a way to incorrectly legitimize their published works,” the lawsuit claims.
The journalists received a Pulitzer Prize in 2019 for their series of articles.