Doing his best Mussolini imitation, he took off his mask in a macho display of invulnerability. He clenched his teeth and jutted out his jaw, just as my grandmother did when she was ... clamping down on her pain. — Mary Trump, a clinical psychologist
Doing his best Mussolini imitation, he took off his mask in a macho display of invulnerability. He clenched his teeth and jutted out his jaw, just as my grandmother did when she was ... clamping down on her pain. — Mary Trump, a clinical psychologist
Trump was 'doing his best Mussolini imitation' when he ripped off his mask while sick with COVID-19, niece says
  • Trump famously tore off his mask at the White House while still infected with COVID-19 last year.
  • In her new book, his niece Mary said she believed he was "afraid" at the time.
  • "Doing his best Mussolini imitation, he took off his mask in a macho display of invulnerability," she wrote.
Trump was widely criticized last October when he checked out of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center despite still being infected with the coronavirus. When he returned to the White House by helicopter, he removed his mask for the cameras while appearing to struggle for breath and wince in pain.

Writing in her new book "The Reckoning," Mary Trump — a clinical psychologist — said the former president was "afraid" when he made the display.

She described a pained expression on his face that she recognized from his grandmother, the excerpt said.

"Doing his best Mussolini imitation, he took off his mask in a macho display of invulnerability," Mary wrote, referring to Benito Mussolini, the fascist dictator who ruled Italy from the 1920s to 1940s.

Mary Trump added of her uncle: "He clenched his teeth and jutted out his jaw, just as my grandmother did when she was biting back anger or clamping down on her pain. In Donald, I saw the latter."
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