Mary Trump, niece of president Donald Trump has spoken out over the predicament her estranged uncle faces in his election bid.
As Joe Biden edges closer to victory, Trump has spent the last few days undermining the Democrat’s leadership.
Speaking to Channel 4 News, Mary, a clinical psychologist said that “we are seeing a man who is in a unique position.”
“He’s freaking out. One of the things you have to remember about him – if he thinks he’s going down, he’s going to try to take the rest of us down with him," she said.
Trump, amid a series of swing states where his leads have diminished, has sounded almost desperate.
Through televised statements and sporadic tweets, he’s claimed to be the victim of a planned plot to unseat him through fraudulent votes – which election official say, is simply not.
In an article in the Guardian, Mary also said that her uncle’s speech late on election night wasn’t just entirely mendacious from beginning to end.
"It was also deeply dangerous. It’s one thing for random Republicans to call a legitimate election into question, but this was the head of the government. The consequences of that action should not be underestimated."
Mary Trump said that the fact that Republicans have gained seats in the House and appear poised to maintain the party’s Senate majority means the president will experience the potential loss as a repudiation and rejection of him personally.
“Donald has never been in this place before where there’s nobody to bail him out, there’s nobody to buy him out. He’s desperate, he’s flailing, and there’s literally nothing he can do legitimately except to watch this play out helplessly.”
Mary stressed that as much as Biden seems poised to win the presidency, his election will be no reboot for the country.
“We’re in for a very difficult 76-day period. I have no doubt in my mind there will be legal challenges, which will most likely go nowhere, which will increase his levels of anger,” she said.
“I’m afraid also, that we will probably be seeing people abandoning him, which will also increase his levels of anger. He will continue to do a lot of damage.
Author of a tell-all book on her uncle, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created The World’s Most Dangerous Man,” Mary Trump said her uncle’s remarks gave a good indication of what’s to come, “especially if the Republican leadership continues to do nothing”.
"This wasn’t just Donald obfuscating or lying," she said. "This was Donald talking about an attempted coup. The leader of a country trying desperately to delegitimise an election. It’s obscene, and somebody’s got to step in and stop it.”
“He still has the power of the presidency for the next 76 days and we need to be prepared for anything that he might have in mind,” she said.
Mr Trump has yet to concede defeat in the US 2020 election, despite Joe Biden winning more than 270 of the electoral colleges he needed for victory in the race.