Mary Trump, a political commentator and the niece of former President Donald Trump, recently sent out a warning on Friday to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as he faces continued attacks from her uncle.
Donald Trump recently stated that he expects to be arrested in connection with the investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney next week. He went on to call for protests as New York law enforcement prepares for a possible indictment. A photo of Donald Trump’s plane taking off to fly to New York for his arrest was also leaked.
The controversy sparked around the hush money payment that Cohen admitted that he made to Stormy Daniels during the fall of Trump’s 2016 White House bid to keep her from coming forward about an alleged affair she had with the then-candidate. Trump has denied the affair.
Recent moves have indicated to legal experts that Bragg is nearing a criminal indictment against Trump for falsifying business records pertaining to the payment, which would be the first such indictment brought against a former president in American history.
Last Saturday, Trump claimed on Truth Social to have heard leaked reports that he would be arrested on Tuesday, a claim that did not end up being true, but which did ramp up attacks on Bragg from Trump supporters and Republican lawmakers.
Mary Trump opens up on the matter
Speaking on the Friday episode of her online video series, The Mary Trump Show, Mary Trump, an outspoken critic of her uncle in recent years, warned Bragg to take extra steps to protect his own safety. Her remark came as she discussed Trump’s claims that he would be arrested on Tuesday, which she dismissed as “a very melodramatic lie” intended to get someone to “do his bidding.”
“What happened is he needed attention, he told a lie, a very melodramatic lie, a lot of people fell for it, and suddenly he had a platform again to set up the situation in which someone potentially could do his bidding,” Mary Trump said.
“Put it this way: I hope Mr. Bragg has lots of security, and I hope at some point in the not-too-distant future, a judge determines that not only has Donald engaged in very ill-advised, shall we say, rhetoric, but also potentially dangerous rhetoric…He’s essentially calling for violence, and in some cases, calling for violence against a specific individual.”