Donald Trump's Mother Once Asked: 'What Kind Of Son Have I Created?'
President Donald Trump’s mother apparently had an inkling that something was off about her son, according to a 1990 article in Vanity Fair.
Mary Trump reportedly asked Ivana Trump, the president’s first wife, “What sort of son have I created?” after he had begun publicly associating with his eventual second wife, Marla Maples, and was well into the playboy persona he had developed by the 1990s.
Donald was the fourth of Mary and Fred Trump’s five children, and he was reportedly closer to his father than his mother, whom the president has described as “fantastic” and “a homemaker,” The Independent noted.
It is also Fred Trump whose photo adorns the Oval Office, the publication reported.
Psychologists have wondered if it is Trump’s poor relationship with his mother than underlies his “thin skin, need for praise and poor treatment of women.”
An attentive mother builds “the capacity to trust, a sense of security versus insecurity [and] knowing what’s real and what’s not real,” Prudence Gourguechon, from the American Psychoanalytic Association told Politico in 2017.
“Your mother helps you identify your feelings and develop a cognitive structure so you don’t have to act on them immediately,” she added. “And I think it’s fair to say that the capacity for empathy develops through your maternal relationship.”