NYT: Trump Cut Off Great-Nephew’s Medical Care For Cerebral Palsy Out Of Spite

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JakeThomas

Donald Trump was angry that his niece and nephew sued after being cut from his father's will.

President Donald Trump told The New York Times during a 2016 interview that his decision to cut off his nephew’s access to the Trump family’s medical benefits was made out of spite.

  • Trump made the move after his nephew, Fred Trump III, and niece, Mary Trump, sued over a disagreement about Fred Trump Sr.’s will.

  • The family patriarch died in 1999, and the night of the funeral, Fred III’s wife gave birth to their son, who developed seizures that led to cerebral palsy, The Times reported.

  • The Trump family promised to take care of the child’s medical bills.

  • However, the ensuing dispute over Fred Sr.’s will would bring that promise to an end.

The will, which Donald helped to draft, “divided the bulk of the inheritance, at least $20 million, among his children and their descendants, ‘other than my son Fred C. Trump Jr.’”

  • Fred Jr., who died in 1981 at the age of 43 due to alcoholism, had a contentious relationship with both his father and younger brother, Donald.

  • Fred Jr.’s “children sued, claiming that an earlier version of the will had entitled them to their father’s share of the estate, but that Donald and his siblings had used ‘undue influence’ over their grandfather, who had dementia, to cut them out.”

  • The Times reported that one week later, Donald responded by withdrawing their family medical benefits, which were critical for Fred III’s infant son.

Donald explained his motivation to The Times in 2016, saying, “I was angry because they sued.”

He also said the legal dispute was later settled “very amicably.”

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Comments (6)
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Kradek
Kradek

Leverage. Settle or the kid dies...similar behavior exhibited towards immigrant children

Omy0312
Omy0312

Trump is a heartless ignorant animal. Lousy at anything he does. What makes the family think he cares about the kid when he raped so many kids and didnt care about them.

ALee
ALee

Trump is always angry and spiteful. He likes himself that way. It's his only joy in life.

OldTopKick
OldTopKick

Classic scumbag move. I expect nothing more from Hair Drumpfenführer.

Gencor68
Gencor68

You can see the man has no soul. He sold it to the Devil a long time ago. I just wonder when the Devil is coming to collect.

liaisonsus
liaisonsus

What a warped poor representation of a human animal.


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