Donald Trump ended his silence regarding the passing of his eldest sister, Maryanne Trump Barry. The former President took to social media on Tuesday, November 14, expressing reflections on her extensive career and acknowledging that his 2016 presidential campaign disrupted her otherwise “perfect” life.
In his post, Trump revealed that Maryanne’s life had been largely trouble-free until he decided to run for President, causing her to face relentless attacks from the media. He noted that, despite her toughness, she suffered during the years from 2016 until her retirement due to the scrutiny.
“My great sister, Maryanne, passed away yesterday at the age of 86,” he wrote via Truth Social. “A truly beautiful woman, tall and elegant, with a presence like no other, she was also a tremendous student, intellect, and Judge, in charge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, just below the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Trump shared moments when people praised Maryanne’s intelligence, emphasizing that she was considered the smartest person on the court. He expressed honor in those comments and described her as both a great judge and a great sister, concluding that she would be truly missed, as per a report by OK! on Tuesday, November 14.
Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired judge, was found dead in her New York apartment on Monday, November 13. While the cause of death has not been publicly released, no foul play is suspected.
Despite Donald’s fond remembrance of his sister, she had been recorded previously expressing critical views of him, calling him “cruel” and accusing him of lacking principles. In an audio clip, she criticized his tweets, lying, and change of stories, expressing frustration with his approach to leadership.