Donald Trump’s niece has delivered scathing criticism of her uncle’s ability to govern during a crisis throughout the coronavirus pandemic warning he is “going to get worse”.
Mary Trump, a psychologist who has published a book criticising the US President and his family, told CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time her uncle was a “psychologically deeply damaged man”.
Ms Trump blames it on the US President’s upbringing and his parents.
"He is not going to get better and he is without question going to get worse," she told the program.
However, she conceded he does “on some level” know what he’s doing.
The US has more deaths from coronavirus than any other country with at least 139,000.
Mr Trump’s reputation throughout the pandemic hasn’t gone untarnished either.
As the US passed the 100,000 death toll from coronavirus, an ad campaign launched denouncing Mr Trump’s leadership amidst the tragedy.
He was lambasted in April for seemingly suggesting a way to fight COVID-19 might be to inject disinfectant, which he later claimed was a joke.
The president has waged war on Dr Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, with Mr Trump also seeming to suggest the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been lying about the pandemic.
In April, he announced the US would be pulling funding from the World Health Organisation and in June, during a campaign rally, was labelled racist for calling the coronavirus “kung-flu”.
He’s also repeatedly refused to wear a mask in public because he “didn't want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it”, but eventually wore one recently.
Mr Trump isn’t “anti-science” but will spin facts, his niece said.
"I think one of the reasons he's sort of unraveling a bit now is because what he's always done in the past, that used to work, isn't really working as effectively anymore, so it has him scrambling a bit," she told the CNN program.
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