July 23, 2020 12:58PM EDT
Tensions were high on ‘The View’ when Meghan McCain accused author Mary Trump of just writing her tell-all about Donald Trump for the paycheck.
Meghan McCain made it clear from the first sentence of their interview that she disapproved of Mary Trump‘s new tell-all book. The View host accused Mary, the niece of President Donald Trump, of writing Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man for the money. “I don’t like books like this, I don’t like family tell-alls, especially when it comes to families with fame and power. They’re told from one side, and often the subjects are villainized… and at the end of the day, you get a really good paycheck out of it,” Meghan said.
Mary didn’t miss a beat when she responded, “you’re entirely entitled to your opinion. I think if you read the book, you’d see that I bring to the story my very deep experience within the family. I’m not a stranger writing it; I’m his niece.” Mary’s book dissects how Donald’s upbringing in the high-pressure Trump family shaped him into the man he is today. The psychologist dives deep into family history and reveals anecdotes from her uncle’s youth, as well as her own.
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She concludes that his constant need for attention and praise is what makes him “act like a toddler” at 74. “Donald today is much as he was at three years old: incapable of growing, learning, or evolving, unable to regulate his emotions, moderate his responses, or take in and synthesize information,” Mary wrote in her scathing analysis of her uncle. Too Much and Never Enough sold over one million copies in its first week.
In their July 23 interview, Meghan continued to argue that Mary was in it for the money, considering she wasn’t close to anyone in her family. That part is true; Mary and her brother, Fred Trump III‘s relationships with their aunts and