Tragedy struck the Trump family this week, with the death of Donald Trump’s older sister.
Maryanne Trump Barry was found dead in her home in the Upper East Side.
She was 86 years old.
The death of the older sister of the former president caught everyone by surprise.
Donald Trump Jr. was asked about his aunt’s death as he walked into the courtroom to give his testimony in the fraud trial brought against his father by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
He stated, “Obviously, it’s a little bit of a rough day but I still have got to deal with this stuff so you gotta keep doing it, that’s the nature of all of this.
“But, no, it’s been a rough day for myself and my family and for her grandson.”
Publicly, Maryanne Trump has always supported her younger brother in the political spectrum as well as his business deadlines. However, she was in the headlines not long ago when her niece, Mary L. Trump, recorded Maryanne being critical of her younger brother.
On the recording, she could be heard saying, “All he wants to do is appeal to his base.
“He has no principles. None. None. And his base, I mean my God, if you were a religious person, you want to help people. Not do this.”
Trump brushed the comments aside, noting that he and his sister were far from being on the same page regarding immigration.
Mary L. Trump has been on a quest to take down her uncle, so you know she is relishing in all of his legal problems now.
Maryanne Trump was a former federal judge who resigned in 2019, ironically, amid an alleged tax fraud scheme related to her father Fred’s real estate dealings.
She entered the legal world in 1974 as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan nominated her to the bench for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Bill Clinton then elevated her to the Third District Court of Appeals in 1999.