Trump Says 'Every Day It's Something Else, Who Cares' to Sister's Secret Audio Recording

President Donald Trump has issued a response saying "every day it's something else, who cares" after his older sister was heard sharply criticizing him in a secret audio recordings.

In the recordings, first reported by The Washington Post and later obtained by Newsweek, Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired federal appellate judge, is heard saying the president "has no principles" and is "cruel."

Barry, 83, was secretly recorded by her niece Mary Trump who recently released a tell-all book that excoriated Trump titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man.

Mary Trump told The Post that she had 15 hours of audio capturing conversations with her aunt in 2018 and 2019. The recordings mark the first time a family member, besides Mary Trump, has been critical of him.

But after they were released, the president issued a statement dismissing them.

"Every day it's something else, who cares. I miss my brother, and I'll continue to work hard for the American people," Trump said in the statement. "Not everyone agrees, but the results are obvious. Our country will soon be stronger than ever before."

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Donald Trump is pictured with his sister Maryanne Trump Barry at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference centre, Scotland, on June 10, 2008. Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images

In one of the recordings, Barry is heard speaking about a 2018 interview Donald Trump gave to Fox News, in which he suggested he would have her placed at the U.S.-Mexico border to oversee the cases of immigrant children separated from their parents.

"He has no principles. None. None. And his base, I mean my God, if you were a religious person, you want to help people. Not do this," Barry says.

At one point, Barry says: "It's the phoniness of it all. It's the phoniness and this cruelty. Donald is cruel."

She also condemns him for the lies he has told throughout his presidency.

"His goddamned tweet and lying, oh my God," Barry says.

She adds: "I'm talking too freely, but you know. The change of stories. The lack of preparation. The lying. Holy sh*t."

Barry can also be heard saying that she assumes that her brother has never read her opinions on immigration cases.

"What has he read?" Mary Trump asks her aunt.

Barry replies: "No. He doesn't read."

Mary Trump has been asked about the source of some of the allegations in her book, such as the claim that the president had someone else take his SATs to enable his transfer to the University of Pennsylvania, in the weeks since it was published. She did not note in the book that she had recordings of conversations with her aunt.

Chris Bastardi, a spokesman for Mary Trump, said in a statement to Newsweek that she began recording conversations after realizing her relatives had lied about the value of the family estate in a legal fight over her inheritance decades earlier.

"Mary realized members of her family had lied in prior depositions. Anticipating litigation, she felt it prudent to tape conversations in order to protect herself," he said.

"She never expected to learn much of what she heard, including the president's sister, Federal Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, state that Donald Trump had paid someone to take an SAT exam for him."

Maryanne Trump Barry could not be reached for comment.

This article has been updated with a statement from Chris Bastardi.

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