Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves a Trump Tell all book and a New York Judge blocking the release of the book.
A New York judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the publication of Mary L. Trump’s book about her uncle, President Trump, which describes him as the “world’s most dangerous man,” saying no copies can be distributed until he hears arguments in the case.
Judge Hal B. Greenwald ordered a hearing next month on a request for an injunction by Trump’s brother Robert, who has argued that Mary Trump is not allowed to publish anything about her family as part of a settlement in an inheritance case.
Mary Trump’s attorney, Theodore Boutrous Jr., in a statement said that while the judge’s order is temporary, “it still is a prior restraint on core political speech that flatly violates the First Amendment. We will immediately appeal. This book, which addresses matters of great public concern and importance about a sitting president in an election year, should not be suppressed even for one day.”
Simon & Schuster, the company that is publishing the book, said it plans to appeal, adding in a statement that it looks forward “to prevailing in this case based on well established precedents regarding prior restraint.”
The book, titled “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” has already ascended to the top of bestseller lists based on presales, underscoring the intense interest in a rare insider account by a Trump family member.
Simon & Schuster said in a filing late Tuesday night that it had already printed 75,000 copies and argued that it would be unconstitutional to stop it from distributing the book.
It has long been known that the inheritance case was settled confidentially, the terms of that agreement were not made public until Robert Trump filed his petition last week to stop publication the book.
Mary Trump spent years pursuing an education that led her to become a clinical psychologist, as The Post recently reported. Using that background, she explores the “nightmare of traumas” within the Trump family, according to the publisher.
“She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald,” according to the book’s description.