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New Recordings of Trump's Sister: 'That Damn Ivanka'

Mary Trump releases more from Maryanne Trump Barry, who this time slams Ivanka and Eric Trump
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2020 6:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Mary Trump obviously believes in a slow drip rather than a fast pour when it comes to her surreptitious family recordings. Last week, the president's estranged niece broadcast to the world damning tapes of her chats with retired federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry, the older sister of Donald Trump—and they weren't flattering to the president. On Friday night, Mary Trump released more recordings on MSNBC, and this time Trump Barry dished on her brother's children. "Eric's become the moron publicly," she says in one recording, referring to Eric Trump. But her harshest words are reserved for Ivanka Trump, the president's oldest daughter and a White House senior adviser. In one talk, when Mary Trump calls Ivanka Trump a "mini-Donald," Trump Barry agrees. "She's a mini-Donald but yet he's besotted with her," the ex-judge says, per the Hill. "He always has been. She's always been his favorite."

She adds, "Ivanka gives a s---. She's all about her." Trump Barry also references a May 2018 social media post by Ivanka Trump, showing her smiling with her youngest son—right around the time outrage was peaking about family separations at the border. "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," she says. "I'd never heard of Samantha Bee before. I couldn't blame what she said." The Daily Beast notes that after Ivanka Trump's tweet, comedian Bee criticized the first daughter by calling her the c-word. Not that Trump Barry completely leaves her brother out in these new recordings. "Anything he did, he says, 'Look what I've done! Aren't I wonderful!,'" she says in one conversation. "And he's as tight as a duck's ass. Just like Dad was, really." (Read more Maryanne Trump Barry stories.)

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