In secretly recorded audio U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest sister, Maryanne Trump Barry criticized her brother as a liar who "has no principles".
In one recording, Barry said she had heard a 2018 interview with her brother on Fox News in which he suggested that he would put her on the border to oversee cases of immigrant children separated from their parents. Barry can also be heard saying that she guesses that her brother has never read her opinions on immigration cases.
The transcripts reveal the depths of discord between the president and his sister, explaining a rift that began when she asked her brother for a favor in the 1980s, which Trump has frequently used to try to take credit for her success. At one point, Barry said to her niece, that "it’s the phoniness of it all. It’s the phoniness and this cruelty.”
Mary Trump nowhere in her book said that she recorded conversations with her aunt Barry. But she revealed that she had covertly taped 15 hours of face-to-face conversations with Barry.
Meanwhile, Trump dismissed his sister’s remarks in a written statement saying "every day it’s something else, who cares. America will soon be stronger than ever before."