Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
Niece says 'cruel and traitorous' Trump belongs in prison
President Donald Trump’s niece says her uncle is “criminal, cruel and traitorous” and belongs in prison after he leaves the White House. In September, Mary Trump sued the president, Robert Trump and their sister Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired federal judge, alleging that they cheated her out of millions of dollars while squeezing her out of the family business. Robert Trump died in August and the lawsuit is pending. Mary Trump said the president's post-election behavior “makes perfect sense,” given his personality, psychology, and lifelong disdain for losers. No ex-president has ever been arrested after leaving office, but Mary Trump argues that shielding powerful people from punishment has historically harmed the country.
Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions
FILE - This Sept. 23, 2020, file photo shows President Donald Trump speaking during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington. At a briefing, White House spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany denied any fraud was committed against Mary Trump. Mary Trump and her brother, Fred Trump III, inherited various real estate business interests when her father, Fred Trump Jr., died in 1981 at 42 after a struggle with alcoholism. It said the action amounted to “unfathomable cruelty” because Fred Trump III's third child, born hours after Fred Trump Sr.'s funeral, was having seizures and required extensive medical care including months in a neonatal intensive care unit. In keeping with a confidentiality clause in a settlement of the dispute over Fred Trump Sr.'s will, lawyers for Mary Trump refused to say how much she received.
Trump eyes White House funeral service for brother, Robert
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is eyeing a White House funeral service later this week for his younger brother, Robert, who died over the weekend in a New York hospital. And we may do just a small service right here at the White House," Trump told reporters Monday as he departed Washington on a trip to the Midwest. He was so proud of what we were doing and what we are doing for our country, Trump said. And losing him, not easy.Trump said Robert Trump had always supported him and there was no rivalry between them.
Robert Trump, the presidents younger brother, dead at 71
"It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight," Donald Trump said in a statement. Robert Trump had reportedly been hospitalized in the intensive care unit for several days that same month. When he worked in the Trump Organization, he was known as the nice Trump," Gwenda Blair, a Trump family biographer, told The Associated Press. Once a regular boldface name in Manhattans social pages, Robert Trump had kept a lower profile in recent years. Before divorcing his first wife, Blaine Trump, more than a decade ago, Robert Trump had been active on Manhattans Upper East Side charity circuit.
Trump's younger brother, Robert, is hospitalized in New York
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's younger brother, Robert Trump, has been hospitalized in New York, according to the White House. The president is expected to visit his 72-year-old brother at a hospital in Manhattan on Friday, according to White House spokesperson Judd Deere. The White House did not immediately release details about why Robert Trump had been hospitalized. Robert Trump recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Trump family seeking to stop publication of a tell-all book by the presidents niece Mary titled Too Much and Never Enough." Robert Trump had previously worked for his older brother at the Trump Organization.
Mary Trump's book offers devastating portrayal of president
NEW YORK President Donald Trumps niece offered a devastating portrayal of him in a book that credits a perfect storm of catastrophes" for exposing the president at his worst. Early copies of the book, slated for publication next week, became available on Tuesday. Mary Trump is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., the presidents elder brother, who died in 1981. Robert Trump had argued in legal papers that Mary Trump was subject to a 20-year-old agreement between family members that no one would publish accounts involving the core family members without their approval. In the book, Mary Trump writes that current challenges have weakened the president's usual tools for shielding himself from blame.
Tell-all book by Trump niece to be released next week
NEW YORK A tell-all book by President Donald Trump's niece that has been the subject of a legal battle will be released next week. Publisher Simon & Schuster cited high interest and extraordinary interest in the book by Mary Trump titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the Worlds Most Dangerous Man. The book was originally set for release on July 28, but will now arrive on July 14. Mary Trump is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., the presidents elder brother, who died in 1981. Mary L. Trump has the education, insight, and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick, a release about the book said. The book is expected to include a number of allegations about President Trump, including how his upbringing led to his worldview and the derision he showed his father after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Appeals court lifts restraint against Trump book publisher
NEW YORK A New York appeals court cleared the way Wednesday for a publisher to distribute a tell-all book by President Donald Trumps niece over the objections of the presidents brother. The president's brother, Robert Trump, had sued Mary Trump to block publication. The evidence submitted is insufficient for this Court to determine whether the plaintiff is likely to succeed in establishing that claim," the appeals court said. In a statement, Simon and Schuster said it was gratified with the ruling, which it said would let Mary Trump tell her story. Mary Trump's lawyer, Theodore Boutrous Jr., said in a statement it was very good news that the prior restraint against Simon & Schuster has been vacated.
Judge temporarily blocks tell-all book by Trump's niece
A tell-all book by President Donald Trumps niece cannot be published until a judge decides the merits of claims by the presidents brother that its publication would violate a pact among family members, a judge said Tuesday. The book, scheduled to be published in July, was written by Mary Trump, the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., the presidents elder brother, who died in 1981. Robert Trump argues Mary Trump must comply with a written agreement among family members that such a book cannot be published without permission from other family members. Mary Trumps lawyer, Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., and her publisher, Simon & Schuster, promised an immediate appeal. Charles Harder, an attorney for Robert Trump, said his client was very pleased."
NYC judge rejects Trump family effort to halt tell-all book
WASHINGTON A New York City judge has dismissed a claim by Donald Trumps brother that sought to halt the publication of a tell-all book by the presidents niece. In a ruling handed down on Thursday, Judge Peter Kelly said the Surrogates Court lacked jurisdiction in the case. Mary Trump is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., the presidents elder brother, who died in 1981. Robert Trumps lawyers filed court papers earlier this week arguing that Mary Trump and others had signed a settlement agreement that would prohibit her from writing the book. The agreement related to the will of Donald Trumps father, New York real estate developer Fred Trump.
Trump's brother seeks to halt family tell-all book
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps brother is asking a New York City judge to prevent the presidents niece from publishing a tell-all book, which is expected to be released later this month. The settlement agreement related to the will of Donald Trumps father, New York real estate developer Fred Trump. Confidentiality was at the essence of the Settlement agreement, the court papers say. Robert Trump argues the publication of the book is prohibited by the settlement agreement reached in 2001 and he never consented to it being published. The motion seeks an injunction to prevent Mary Trump and the book's publisher, Simon & Schuster, from releasing it.