Donald Trump was among more than 100 mourners who streamed into the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan on Friday morning for the funeral service of his older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry.
Shortly before the service began, Trump posted a brief tribute on his social media platform, Truth Social: “Funeral Now. I Love Maryanne. God Bless You. Rest In Peace!”
Barry’s son, David William Desmond, was the only one to deliver a eulogy other than clergy. Donald Trump did not speak at the funeral, apparently according to her wishes.
While Barry did not publicly criticize Donald, she was secretly recorded by her niece, Mary Trump, while working on her 2020 book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.” Mary Trump shared those interviews with the Washington Post.
“He has no principles,” she said. “None.” She added, “It’s the phoniness and this cruelty. Donald is cruel.”
Barry also told her niece about the eulogy Donald Trump delivered at the 1999 memorial service for their father, real estate mogul Fred Trump. “Donald was the only one who didn’t speak about Dad,” she said.
“I don’t want any of my siblings to speak at my funeral,” Barry continued. “And that’s all about Donald and what he did at Dad’s funeral. I don’t know. It was all about him.”
Before the funeral started, Donald posted to Truth Social:
“Funeral Now. I love Maryanne. God bless you. Rest in peace!”
Ten minutes later, he was reposting Fox News videos including accolades from supporters, and a complaint that Biden wasn’t going to be charged for having classified documents. In the segment, the host called Trump “almost a martyr at this point.”
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