• President Donald Trump's brother, Robert S. Trump, had taken legal action against niece Mary and the publisher of her upcoming book
  • Mary is set to release a "tell-all" about their family
  • Trump's niece's camp said this was a bid to stop the publication of the book 

After President Donald Trump broke his silence on the upcoming “tell-all” book written by his niece, Mary L. Trump, his younger brother, Robert S. Trump, is now firing back by taking legal steps to stop its publication.

According to the document obtained by CNN, Robert was indicated as the plaintiff, and Mary and the publishing company Simon & Schuster are the defendants. The POTUS’s brother argued that their niece would be violating a non-disclosure agreement that she signed if her book sees light.

Mary’s book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” is scheduled for a July 28 release. The author is the daughter of President Trump’s deceased brother, Fred Trump, and studied English at Tufts and Columbia. Trump’s niece also has a doctorate in psychology from Adelphi University in Long Island, New York, CNN reported.

According to the website, the tell-all is a “revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him.”

Since it was announced, it has created waves and stirred controversy. The book also caught even the commander in chief and his family by surprise, the president said in an interview with Axios.

“You know, when we settled with her and her brother, who I do have a good relationship with — she’s got a brother, Fred, who I do have a good relationship with, but when we settled, she has a total … signed a nondisclosure,” Trump said of Mary and her brother.

The non-disclosure agreement, Trump claims, is a “very powerful one” and “covers everything.” He also said that his brother, Robert, was very angry about what their niece Mary did.

This aligns with Robert’s statement that he was very disappointed with Mary’s decision.

“Her attempt to sensationalize and mischaracterize our family relationship after all of these years for her own financial gain is both a travesty and injustice to the memory of my late brother, Fred, and our beloved parents,” Robert said, The New York Times reported.

Mary’s lawyer, Ted Boutrous, said that the legal action of Trump and his family was meant to suppress the tell-all that will tackle issues of “utmost importance.” He further said that the court will not tolerate the bold breach of the First Amendment.

The publisher’s spokesperson, meanwhile, believes that Trump and his family’s efforts to stop the book’s publication will fail.

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