Mary Trump: Donald Trump In A 'Panic' Over FBI Raid, Shocked DOJ Took Action

Donald Trump has been in "panic" and utter disbelief since the FBI searched his home in Mar-a-Lago to retrieve documents from the National Archives, his estranged niece Mary Trump said Monday night.
Mary Trump, a psychologist who wrote the Trump family omnibus book Too Much and Never Enough, told MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell that her uncle's angry public statement about Monday's raid was revealing.
"This is just one more example in a very long line of examples of Donald's narcissism and entitlement," she told O'Donnell. "Possibly he was told it was coming, but there was no way he could believe it was coming — because it never came."
"I think that's where the panic comes from, and of course he's spinning where he always is - to undermine the legitimacy of any investigation into his potential wrongdoing," she added.
She also noted that while Trump was likely informed of the search beforehand, he was likely still shocked that the Justice Department was actually conducted by Attorney General Merrick Garland.
"Merrick Garland is the epitome of the kind of man Donald despises," she said. "So it never occurred to him that Garland would have the inner strength to — well, not chase after him — to do his job honestly and hold Donald accountable."
O'Donnell then read from Peter Baker and Susan Glasser's new book "The Divider," which contains an anecdote in which Donald Trump complained to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly about his allegedly disloyal generals before he sent them compared unfavorably to Adolf Hitler's top rank.
"Yes, we've known that for a long time," said Mary Trump. "I think it should remind us that Donald first and foremost always despised service members, but also put generals and admirals and whatever on a pedestal."
Donald Trump believes "that's what people are there for, being loyal to him, doing his bidding," she said, and that he has a "clear affection for the autocrat, for the authoritarian." While she dismissed the idea that her uncle was losing sleep over the raid, Mary Trump hinted that he was more stressed than ever.
"Because so many things have followed him over the last few years," she told O'Donnell. "He was in New York today because he has to testify in another case. So it's all happening pretty fast and wildly, and has been for quite some time.”
"There's a lot we don't know, but I think it confirms that Donald was finally... treated as someone not above the law," she added. "That's a long time coming."
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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