According to Mary Trump, Donald Trump’s actions as president, and since, may have shown “how far the modern Republican Party can go.”
Mary Trump, the former president’s niece and an outspoken critic of his actions, said on a recent episode of her podcast: Mary Trump Show. She was talking to political analyst David Rothkopf. american resistance.
In his meetings with Rothkopf, Trump believed that another Republican president elected in 2016, such as Texas Senator Ted Cruz, would have been much more loyal to political tradition than his uncle. Now, her uncle has shown how well the Republican Party can do it, so she claimed that a future Republican president would be a “dictator.”
“The other thing that Donald has done is show how far Republicans can go,” Mary Trump said. I think Donald is a symptom… this has been around for decades…but I think he finally crossed the line and gave permission.
“So I think President Ted Cruz in 2016 was half-hearted.” [leader] In many respects. He, generally speaking, would have played within the system like most other Republicans. Now, I think any Republican who enters the Oval Office in 2024 will become a dictator.
She goes on to say that whether it’s a more extreme figure like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis or Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, or a milder figure like Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, Cruz. or Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton.
In response, TRG Media founder and frequent columnist for The Daily Beast, Rothkopf, agreed with Trump’s sentiments, but for some of the examples she cited as more suitable replacements for the former president. I have expressed my doubts.
“That’s right. Donald Trump has redefined the parameters of what is considered an acceptable ‘president’ within the Republican Party,” Rothkopf said. “I think there are people within the Republican Party with whom I disagree on virtually every issue. I don’t think I agree. [Wisconsin Representative] Liz Cheney on any issue. Would she have acted like this? No… [former Vice President] Did Mike Pence act like this? No… he has a little respect for the law. I don’t think some of the others you describe have any common sense. ”
Moreover, Rothkopf has criticized some right-wing figures who support the “unified administration” theory, which suggests that the president should have broader powers and that he should be above the law. expressed concern.
Newsweek We reached out to Donald Trump’s office for comment.
Mary Trump, the daughter of Donald Trump’s late brother Fred Trump Jr. and a clinical psychologist, rose to fame in late 2020 when she published a tell-all book about her family history. rice field. too much not enoughfollowed by another book in 2021, liquidationA registered Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, she has become a prominent critic of her uncle’s actions and policies in recent years.