Donald Trump Will Call for 'Violence' as Allies Turn on Him: Mary Trump

Former President Donald Trump may continue to advocate for political violence as his allies turn on him, according to one of his relatives and harshest critics.

Mary Trump, the ex-president's niece and a clinical psychologist, has been an outspoken critic of her uncle since 2020 with the release of her tell-all book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man. She has continued to speak out frequently since then and, on Saturday morning, appeared on MSNBC's The Katie Phang Show to discuss his most recent outbursts.

During her appearance, Mary Trump discussed how her uncle had lashed out online against Bill Barr, the former attorney general under his administration, after he told Fox News that the FBI was wholly justified in its recent search of Mar-a-Lago. She reckoned that Trump would continue to lash out as his legal troubles mount and his former allies turn on him publicly.

"The window of opportunity for Donald to squirm out of this is closing because of the seriousness of the potential charges that are coming his way," she said. "And what have we seen in the past? He goes to violence. When he said that President Biden was calling for political violence, he was, as usual, projecting. That was what Donald's going to be calling for as he gets more and more cornered."

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Above, Donald Trump and wife Melania attend an event in England in 2019. The former president's niece, Mary Trump, believes that her uncle will continue to stoke political violence as his troubles mount. Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Mary Trump also said that her uncle must also be particularly rattled by someone like Barr speaking out against him, given the former attorney general's prior loyalty to him.

"On the one hand, Bill Barr was his staunchest defender at one point; acting like his private attorney," she said. "But, on the other hand, because of the egregiousness of Donald's behavior, even people like Bill Barr can't stand with him anymore."

Trump's Florida resort and residence Mar-a-Lago was searched by FBI agents in early August as part of an investigation into the former president taking classified documents from the White House and failing to return them when asked. Subsequent information released by the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) has revealed that agents found dozens of top secret files, which were also said to have been improperly secured.

The ex-president has denied any wrongdoing related to the classified documents. He has accused the FBI of being corrupt, claiming that the raid is part of a broad partisan "witch hunt" targeting him and his allies. Notably, the current FBI director, Christopher Wray, is a Republican and was appointed by Trump in 2017.

In the wake of the search, Trump has been accused of lashing out and encouraging his supporters to engage in violence against federal law enforcement in retaliation. Several instances of individuals attempting to attack FBI locations have been pinned on Trump's encouragement.

Newsweek reached out to Trump's office for comment.