Sunday, January 03, 2016

And he did that to his own blood

The NYT recently did a profile on the tribulations of Freddy Trump, “The Donald’s” older brother, who died at 43 in part from alcoholism.

Fred’s son, also named Fred, survived his father. Then the article comes to this:

In 1999, the family patriarch died, and 650 people, including many real estate executives and politicians, crowded his funeral at Marble Collegiate Church on Fifth Avenue.

But the drama was hardly put to rest. Freddy’s son, Fred III, spoke at the funeral, and that night, his wife went into labor with their son, who developed seizures that led to cerebral palsy. The Trump family promised that it would take care of the medical bills.

Then came the unveiling of Fred Sr.’s will, which Donald had helped draft. It divided the bulk of the inheritance, at least $20 million, among his children and their descendants, “other than my son Fred C. Trump Jr.”

Freddy’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.

A week later, Mr. Trump retaliated by withdrawing the medical benefits critical to his nephew’s infant child.

“I was angry because they sued,” he explained during last week’s interview.

Donald Trump did that to his own blood—and this is 1999 when “the Donald” is ostensibly a billionaire and who had no need for his father's money.

Wow, just wow. If Trump becomes president of the US—and I like to think it couldn't actually happen—but if he does, well, we be fucked. If he's willing to pull medical support from a crippled grand nephew for spite then what else is he the fuck capable of?

I can fully imagine a scene where the poor government functionary saddled with carrying the "football" runs away from President Trump in a last ditch attempt to save humanity.

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