After Maddow asked her whether she had heard Trump use the language, she responded, “Oh yeah, of course I did. And I don’t think that should surprise anybody given how virulently racist he is today.”
Maddow then tried to get more specific.
“Have you heard the president use the N-word?” she asked.
“Yeah,” Trump said.
Maddow then asked, “And anti-Semitic slurs specifically?” Maddow .
“Yes,” Trump answered.
At the end of the interview, Maddow read the White House’s response to the claim. “This is a book of falsehoods, plain and simple. The president doesn’t use those words.”
In the book, Too Much And Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, sold 950,000 copies through Tuesday, its first day of release, according to the publisher, Simon & Schuster. But Mary Trump doesn’t make the claim that her uncle used the racist terms in the book and first made the accusation during her Maddow interview.
At the end of the interview, Maddow asked Mary Trump whether she was concerned if she felt she was in “personal danger,” given that her book chronicles her family’s dysfunction and the president’s unfitness for office.
“I am not scared. I am taking appropriate precautions because I am not deluded about potential scenarios,” she said.
She added, “Our family is quite vindictive and Donald has a rather passionate following… What ever the consequences are I am prepared to deal with them.”