‘Heaven help me’: Trump’s son speaks out about his father’s treatment of children in custody
From his White House office to his Twitter feed, Donald Trump has frequently mocked his father, often with little evidence to back it up.
But in recent days, the president’s eldest son, Donald Jr., has revealed a surprising truth: He’s been on the receiving end of one of the most vicious father-son insults in recent memory.
In an interview with The Washington Times published on Monday, Donald Junior told the paper that his father has treated him with “great disrespect” and that the father “tried to physically and verbally abuse” him, among other things.
“He has treated me with great disrespect,” Donald Jr. said.
“He has done many things to me.
I have had people try to physically attack me.
And I have never felt safe with my father.”
He added, “He is not a man I would want to have as a parent.
I am so upset about it.”
Trump Jr. acknowledged the insults, but said that his mother, Melania, had been supportive of his father throughout.
“When I was young, he would call me ‘little baby’ or ‘little sissy,’ and it was very hurtful to me,” Donald Junior said.
“I never wanted to be a child.
And so, when he called me a baby, I said, ‘That’s OK.
That’s not OK.’
I never felt like I could fight back.”
He described his father as a “great father” and a “tough man” who he had been told “wasn’t supposed to have a kid.”
The father has not been charged with a crime, but Trump Jr. has filed a lawsuit against his father alleging that the president has abused his power.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
“This is a man who has taken advantage of the powerless,” Trump Jr., 45, said in the interview.
“And he has used it to humiliate me.”
Donald Junior added, “‘He is a good guy.
I love him.'”