DONALD Trump is more upset about being booted off Twitter for good than losing the election to Joe Biden, according to his niece.
Mary Trump claims her uncle, the former president, "didn't care about politics" and would be far angrier about being permanently banned from the social media platform.
Clinical psychologist Mary, who previously wrote a scathing book about Trump, says he loves to be center of attention and so the block would have come as a bigger blow to him.
"I think that being banned from Twitter and having the PGA take their tournament away from his golf courses are probably the worst things that have happened to him in the last four years," she told Business Insider.
"How is he managing without Twitter? Because even he must realize that people really aren't paying attention to him in the same way."
Trump was handed a permanent ban from Twitter in January in the wake of the siege on the Capitol building, citing "the risk of further incitement of violence”.
He was said to have gone "ballistic" and was "scrambling to figure out what his options" were after being kicked off the social media platform, a senior administration official told Politico.
Mary's words echo that of New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, who in February tweeted that Trump was more upset about being stopped from hosting the PGA tournament at Bedminster than he was about impeachment proceedings at the time.
She wrote: "He’s angry about impeachment, people who have spoken to him say.
"But the reaction to the PGA decision was different order of magnitude."
Mary – who is currently suing the former president for financial fraud – believes his bid for control of the Republican party is keeping him going.
"Clearly, this stuff with the Republican party is helping him because imagine if he didn't have that," she added.
"If he had become as irrelevant as every other person who loses an election becomes, then I think his mental state would be much different."
After Joe Biden won the election with vice-president Kamala Harris, Mary said she believed her uncle was gaslighting himself into believing he won the election.
She added she did not think her uncle was "psychologically or emotionally capable" of accepting "the truth of loss".
But Mary reckons Trump making another bid for presidency is off the cards and has dismissed the idea of him running in 2024.
"It's all about maintaining the grip on power," Mary said.
"He thinks on some level it's going to allow him to continue to operate with impunity as he has done his whole life, and also it's going to allow him to keep grifting money off of people."
Mary's comments come after she last year released a tell-all book titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.
It claims that the former-president's father neglected, manipulated, and emotionally abused him.
Mary – who is the daughter of Trump's late older brother, Fred Trump Jr who passed away at the age of 42 in 1981 from a heart attack – also wrote in the explosive book that her uncle practices bullying and cheats "as a way of life."
However, the allegations were dismissed by Trump's press office.
Mary's claim his Twitter ban is "one of the worst things" to happen to him in the last four years comes after reports Trump is planning a spectacular return to social media.
Two months of social media silence, Trump's senior advisor Jason Miller said the conservative firebrand will return to a “non mainstream” platform by the Spring ahead of a reported 2024 White House run.
He told Mediate's The Interview podcast that Trump has had conversations "with both existing social media platforms and also potentially with some brand new platforms".
Miller believes that the billionaire's return to social media will have a big impact.
He said: "We're not that far off from seeing President Trump return to social media."
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