Mary Trump Calls President's Debate Performance 'Grotesque' and 'A Complete Disgrace'

Mary Trump strongly criticized her uncle, President Donald Trump, for his performance in Tuesday's first presidential debate. The president struggled to condemn white supremacy when confronted by moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News.

Trump is a psychologist who made headlines this year with her book Too Much and Never Enough, which revealed details about the Trump family and their finances. Her other uncle, Robert Trump, initially sued in a bid to prevent the book's release.

Trump tweeted throughout the debate between the president and former Vice President Joe Biden, and she took aim at the media and the apparent lack of fact checking.

"The media need to stop giving Donald the benefit of the doubt," Trump tweeted. "His debate performance was a grotesque combination of lies, racism, breathtaking callousness, and threats against our democracy."

"He is being allowed, on national television, to sow uncertainty about the upcoming election. Everything he just said is a lie. Everything. He is the fraud."

"It's a rigged election," the president said at one point in the debate. He repeated his complaints about mail-in ballots, which he previously alleged were open to massive voter fraud.

"There is fraud; they found them [ballots] in creeks, they found them with the name Trump in a wastepaper basket," he said. "This will be a fraud like you have never seen."

Mary Trump also offered criticism of Wallace and his line of questioning. She expressed concern that the president was able to lie without being challenged by the moderator.

"Not one fact check. Not one," Trump tweeted, later adding: "Apparently not only Donald thinks Joe Biden is currently the president. Chris Wallace does, too."

Wallace said before the debate he wanted to be "as invisible as possible" amid speculation that he would not try to fact check the candidates. President Trump accused him of being "controlled by the radical left" on September 24.

"Sure, let's just let him keep lying about EVERYTHING," Mary Trump went on.

Trump also highlighted the president's comments about Biden's sons. The Trump campaign has focused heavily on Hunter Biden and allegations about his business dealings with foreign nationals.

"I don't know, Beau [Biden]. I know Hunter. Hunter got thrown out of the military. He was thrown out dishonorably discharged," President Trump said. "For cocaine use. And he didn't have a job until you became vice president."

Biden denied the accusations against his son and Wallace tried to move on to another topic.

Hunter Biden received an administrative discharge from the Navy Reserve in 2014 after failing a drug test, according to a Wall Street Journal report at the time which cited "people familiar with the matter."

"Interrupting Vice President Biden's comments about his son Beau to pivot to lies about Hunter Biden should alone totally disqualify Donald. What a disgrace. What a traitor," Mary Trump said.

She concluded the debate was "a complete disgrace."

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U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the first presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29, 2020. This is the first of three planned debates between the two candidates in the lead up to the election on November 3. The president's niece has criticized his debate performance. Win McNamee/Getty