According to Donald Trump
's niece, Ivanka Trump
, the former president
's daughter, is more likely to turn on him than his company's indicted CFO Allen Weisselberg
Weisselberg and the Trump Organization
pleaded not guilty last week to financial crimes such as grand larceny, tax fraud
, and falsifying business
records. Weisselberg is accused of participating in a scheme that allowed him to avoid paying taxes
on compensation offered to him off the books
During an appearance on the podcast
"The New Abnormal," Mary Trump
stated that the indictment
indicated that the scheme did not only apply to Weisselberg but also to other employees.
“If there are two sets of books for Allen, there are two sets of books for everyone else,” she explained.
Mary Trump cited a New York Times
report from last year that claimed Ivanka Trump received more than $747,000 in consulting fees from the Trump Organization while already working as an executive there, which the company claimed as a tax deduction.
“She’s much less likely to stay loyal than Allen Weisselberg,” Mary Trump said, adding, “As counterintuitive as it may sound, I believe Ivanka has 1) more to lose and 2) more to hang onto because her husband’s [Jared Kushner
is legitimately very wealthy.”
According to Mary Trump, Donald Trump's relationships
with his children
are "transactional and conditional."
Mary Trump has been vocal in her criticism of her estranged uncle and cousins over the last two years, and she even published a book about the family. In a separate interview
last week, she stated that none of Trump's three eldest children could be counted on to be loyal.
The entire interview can be found on the podcast "The New Abnormal" here.