Last updated on February 5th, 2017 at 02:06 pm
Mary Anne MacLeod Trump was married to Fred Trump and had five children. One of them is the President Donald Trump. Mary was a penniless barefoot girl when she first arrived in the United States. Somehow, she managed to marry a millionaire real estate developer. And, of course, she gave birth to two of the brightest minds – Donald Trump and Maryanne Trump Barry.
Mary Anne’s life story works as an inspiration for Donald Trump just as it does for other people. In 2014, Trump tweeted ‘Trust in God and be true to yourself’ calling it her mother’s advice. Trump still remembers Mary’s words means that he did have a robust relation with her.
Fred Trump, Donald’s father was a very hard worker, so none of Donald’s siblings ever became able to have him around all the time. So, it was all upon Mary Anne to raise five children. Despite this, Trump learned a lot from his father. He says, “I learned from my father that every penny counts, because before too long your pennies turn into dollars.” And, the credit for what he learned definitely goes to his mother – the one who shaped that mind.
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) 10 October 2016
Alongside all the physical and intellectual resemblances, Trump, however, is very different from his parents when it comes to family. While Fred Trump and Maryanne lived in the Queens all their life, Trump has moved from place to place and acquired numerous mansions. When Fred Trump died in 1999, Mary was 87. Trump said that his father’s death was a good thing from business perspective. He added, “You know, being the son of somebody, it could have been competition to me. This way, I got Manhattan all to myself!” This statement might have been indigestible to Mary, but it didn’t matter much. She died a year later.