The Corner

These Trump Family Fights Are Brutal

You don’t often see ”retaliated by withdrawing the medical benefits critical to his nephew’s infant child” in profiles of political front-runners. But Sunday’s New York Times article, discussing Donald Trump’s relationship with his late brother Freddy, includes it at the bottom.

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.

But hey, no worries; I’m sure that cutting off medical care for an infant won’t come up in attack ads in the general election.

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