According to the New York Times, Mary Trump claims Donald Trump paid someone to take the pre-collegiate test, the SAT, on his behalf.
Mary Trump also claims that this fraudulent score helped him get into the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton business school.
Trump often boasts attending the school between 1966 and 1968.
The upcoming book, titled “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” paints a frightening portrait of how the president was groomed by his father to be ruthless and unsympathetic toward other people.
It also contains other shocking revelations about the man who runs the affairs of the United States:
*Mary Trump, who’s a clinical psychologist, believes her uncle displays all nine clinical criteria for narcissism.
She writes that he likely suffers from a variety of additional mental or psychological disorders that explain his behaviour.
“Donald has been institutionalised for most of his adult life,” she wrote, “so there is no way to know how he would thrive, or even survive, on his own in the real world.”
* As a boy, Donald Trump learned to lie to boost his standing in the eyes of his domineering father, Fred Trump, who disdained weakness and owning up to mistakes.
“By limiting Donald’s access to his own feelings and rendering many of them unacceptable,” Mary Trump wrote, “Fred perverted his son’s perception of the world and damaged his ability to live in it.”
*Fred Trump rejected his namesake son, Mary’s father, and the family sent Fred Trump Jr. to the hospital to die alone from an alcohol-related heart attack in 1981, when he was 43. Donald Trump instead went to the movies, she writes.
*The future president cruelly tormented his younger brother Robert Trump for his perceived weakness, and repeatedly hid his favourite toys.
Donald Trump pretended he didn’t know where the Tonka trucks were, and when his brother threw a tantrum he “threatened to dismantle the trucks in front of him if he didn’t stop crying.”
*Mary Trump describes her grandfather as a “high-functioning sociopath,” and says the future president was warped by the abuse heaped on Fred Trump Jr. by their father and their mother’s serious illness when he was a toddler.
“Having been abandoned by his mother for at least a year, and having his father fail not only to meet his needs but to make him feel safe or loved, valued or mirrored, Donald suffered deprivations that would scar him for life.”
Even though the Trump family has sued to stop the book’s publication, it is currently slated for release next week.