One arrow in Donald Trump’s pathetic quiver has been filing lawsuits. No matter the merits of a complaint, suing an enemy labels that person a “defendant,” officially putting the person in a defensive position. With each court filing, Trump enjoys being on offense and, in his mind, he feels like he’s winning.
Mary Trump, a clinical psychologist who knows what it’s like to be sued by her uncle, just called B.S. on the whole thing. Mary analyzes Donald’s legal filings as if she is reading tea leaves, except her observations are steeped in reality. Mary’s insights reflect her unique personal and professional perspective of how Donald’s hateful, twisted world is disintegrating before our eyes.
Trump’s latest filing is a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Dutchess County, New York, against the New York Times and three of its reporters, plus Mary Trump. As first reported by The Daily Beast, the man-child accuses Mary of “smuggl[ing] records out of her attorney’s office and turn[ing] them over to the Times” as part of an “insidious plot” to expose his tax returns. The lawsuit relies on a confidentiality agreement that doesn’t even involve the Times and that a judge ruled was too vague to be enforced against Mary last year.
Upon learning of the new lawsuit, in which Donald seeks “no less than One Hundred Million Dollars,” Mary told The Daily Beast that her uncle is a “fucking loser.” Mary then offered a less colorful observation that nailed what’s going on: “It’s desperation. The walls are closing in and he is throwing anything against the wall that will stick.”
Indeed, late last week, before this new lawsuit, The Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Mary about her experience when Donald sued to prevent publication of her book, Too Much and Never Enough. When asked if she ever feared for her life, Mary said “never” because “Donald is the weakest person I’ve ever known.” She added that getting sued was “the kind of retaliation I’d expect.”
Things are certainly not looking good for Trump. The New York Times just reported that the Trump campaign wrote a memo admitting there was no voting machine fraud before Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani began promoting wild conspiracy theories. Police, journalists, and counterprotesters far outnumbered the insurrectionists at the Justice for J6 rally. A $100 million loan on Trump Tower in New York, sponsored by Trump himself, is now on a watch list. It is now clear prosecutors are targeting Trump, and the lawyer for indicted Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg believes more indictments are coming.
These are just a few examples of how Trump’s world is crumbling. Filing lawsuits might make Trump feel like he’s winning, but it’s just desperate attempts to keep up appearances. To paraphrase Mary Trump, we’ve reached the point where Donald Trump is throwing whatever he can at the proverbial wall, hoping it will magically stick. As Trump inches closer to total ruin, he has no strategy.