Donald Trump’s niece Mary has said that she’s heard her uncle use the n-word and anti-Semitic slurs.
She said the president is “clearly racist”. Asked on Thursday if she had heard the president use racist slurs, specifically the n-word, she replied: “Yes.”
The White House called Mary’s allegations “a book of falsehoods”. It added: “The president doesn’t use those words.”
But speaking to MSNBC on Thursday, when asked if she heard the president use racial slurs, Mary said: “Of course I did.
“And I don’t think that should surprise anybody given how virulently racist he is today.”
She is the author of a scathing new book about her family, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow pressed her on comments made to The Washington Post on Wednesday in which Mary Trump said the president is “clearly racist”.
Maddow asked whether this was a generalisation about her family’s casual bigotry or if she had heard her uncle use racist language.
Mary then confirmed that she had heard the president use the n-word and anti-Semitic slurs.
The 55-year-old has long been estranged from her family following a dispute over inheritance.
Her book, which was published Tuesday and became an instant bestseller, worried her family and the US leader’s brother attempted to block its publication in court.