Mary Trump, the author of “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” told Joy Reid that there are two factors in whether President Donald Trump will accept the 2020 election results.
“The first is Joe Biden’s margin of victory,” Mary explained “If he has a very large margin of victory, a landslide, then I think Trump would be so narcissistically injured that he’ll do anything to spin himself away from that pain and he’ll figure something that’s even better than leading America, because we don’t deserve him.”
“The other unknown factor is how people around him, who are benefitting enormously by the position and power he holds, will counsel him after the election, whether it’s close or not,” she said.
Later in the interview, Mary Trump suggested Trump was being played by Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
“I can speak to the resemblance that Putin may have to my grandfather,” Mary Trump professed.
“You know, one of the things my grandfather did was, you know, through neglect, abuse and pressure, was turn Donald into somebody who was eminently useful to smarter, more powerful men,” Mary Trump continued “And I think part of the charm ― although, again, I am not privy to any conversations between them ― but I imagine Putin understands exactly how to manipulate Donald, you know, whether or not there are financial incentives.”