Donald Trump once mocked the disability of Serge Kovaleski, a reporter with a condition called arthrogryposis, which limits the movement of his arms. On a separate occasion, he said Sen. John McCain wasn’t a hero because he was captured. It turns out, those weren’t the worst things Trump has done.
It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that Donald Trump once refused to help a sick infant, just because he was angry at his family…
The New York Times wrote a story that delved into the complex relationship Trump had with his older brother Freddy, who was a pilot and an alcoholic who died at the age of 43 in 1981. Donald Trump was 8 years younger than Freddy, and always cited Freddy’s alcoholism as the reason he has never had a drink or smoked a cigarette. Donald originally looked up to his big brother, and was known to keep a photograph of Freddy standing next to an airplane, in his dorm room at military school.
After Freddy died, his son and Donald’s nephew, Fred Trump III had a child who was born with a seizure disorder and cerebral palsy. The Trump family promised to pay for the infant’s medical care, but Donald reneged on that agreement when it came time to read his father’s will.
“Then came the unveiling of Fred Sr.’s will, which Donald had helped draft. It divided the bulk of the inheritance, at least $20 million, among his children and their descendants, “other than my son Fred C. Trump Jr.”
Freddy’s children sued, claiming that an earlier version of the will had entitled them to their father’s share of the estate, but that Donald and his siblings had used “undue influence” over their grandfather, who had dementia, to cut them out. A week later, Mr. Trump retaliated by withdrawing the medical benefits critical to his nephew’s infant child.
I was angry because they sued,” he explained during last week’s interview.”
Yes, you read that correctly. Donald Trump went back on his word, and stopped the medical benefits that his nephew’s child desperately needed to survive. And his sole reasoning was because the family sued him. Trump said that Fred III’s exclusion from the will was because Trump’s father didn’t like Freddy’s ex-wife. Neither Linda or Fred III would comment for the Times article.
Trump later went on to say that the litigation had been settled and that he was “fond” of Fred III, who works in real estate, although not for the Trump organization.