Trump’s sister derides Ivanka as ‘mini-Donald’ in new audio recording

  • President Trump’s sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, called Ivanka Trump a “mini-Donald” in the latest recordings made public by the president’s niece, Mary Trump.
  • Barry is heard criticizing Ivanka for posting an Instagram picture of her and one of her children on the same day that the Trump administration reportedly was separating migrant children from their families in 2018.
  • Barry also says Trump’s son, Eric, has become “the moron publicly.” 
  • In an earlier recording, Barry described her brother as a liar and an egomaniac.
  • Mary Trump, who is the daughter of the president’s older brother Fred Trump Jr., appeared on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” to discuss the latest revelations.
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President Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, released a new series of secret recordings with the president’s sister on Friday, saying Ivanka Trump is a “mini-Donald” and Eric Trump’s”a moron.”

Mary Trump, who is the daughter of the president’s older brother Fred Trump Jr., appeared on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” to discuss the latest revelations.

The 55-year-old recently published a book titled “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” and has been releasing audio clips of conversations she’s had with family members over the years.

In the recording provided to MSNBC, Maryanne Trump Barry criticizes Ivanka for her decision to post an Instagram picture of her and one of her children on the same day it was reported that the Trump administration was separating migrant children from their families at the border in 2018.

“When that damn Ivanka puts this picture of the Madonna and child on Instagram when the big news of the day was how kids are being ripped from their families,” Barry says in the clip, according to MSNBC.

“I couldn’t blame – I’d never heard of Samantha Bee before. I couldn’t blame what she said,” Barry added.

Barry appeared to be referring to comedian Samantha Bee, who called Ivanka a “feckless c—” for posting the picture at the time.

Bee, who made the comments on her show “Full Frontal,” later apologized, saying she had “crossed a line,” according to Deadline.

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In the recording, Barry continues to take aim at Ivanka but also had strong words for the president’s third child, Eric Trump.

“Meanwhile, Eric’s become the moron publicly. Ivanka gives a s—. She’s all about her,” Barry said, according to MSNBC.

In the recording, Mary Trump can be heard replying: “Yeah, she’s a mini-Donald.”

To which Barry responded: “She’s a mini-Donald, but yet he’s besotted with her. He always has been. She’s always been his favorite.”

The latest series of recordings comes only a week after Mary Trump released an audio clip, in which Barry said her brother had “no principles.” The recording was first published by The Washington Post.

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Donald Trump (L) is pictured with his sister Maryanne Trump Barry as they adjourn for lunch during a public inquiry over his plans to build a golf resort near Aberdeen, at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference centre, Scotland, on June 10, 2008.

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Friday’s clips included more scathing comments on Trump. 

“And then you get Donald who won’t do anything for anybody unless it’s going to inure to his — I mean, he won’t do any — publicly,” she said, according to MSNBC.

“I mean, if you — anything he did, he says, “Look what I’ve done. Aren’t I wonderful?” And he’s as tight as a duck’s a**. Just like dad was, really,” she added.

In an earlier recording, Barry described her brother as a liar and an egomaniac in a series of conversations published last week by The Washington Post.

When asked why her aunt had never said any of this before, Mary Trump told MSNBC that Barry didn’t publicly criticize Trump’s work in office because she “subscribes to the same notion of family loyalty that her siblings do.”

Mary Trump began recording her conversations with Barry in 2018 to catch her family members in a lie over the value of the family’s estate, her spokesman Chris Bastardi told The Post.

As The Post noted, it’s legal in New York state to record a conversation, so long as at least one participant gives consent.

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