Donald Trump’s Sister Maryanne Trump Barry Dies At 86

Maryanne Trump Barry
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Maryanne Trump Barry, a former federal judge who was also the oldest sister of the former President Donald Trump, died on Monday morning in New York City. She was 86 years-old.

Barry Passes Away

Barry’s death was confirmed to Fox News by the New York City Police Department, and sources close to the matter have alleged that she died at her Upper East Side home in Manhattan, according to ABC News. These insiders claimed that Barry was found at around 4 a.m. on Monday when emergency crews responded to a call for someone in cardiac arrest.

The Daily Voice reported that Barry was the oldest of the five children of the real estate mogul Fred Trump and his wife Mary Anne MacLeod Trump. She earned an undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College in Hampshire County in South Hadley, Massachusetts before earning a master’s in public law and government from Columbia University. Barry then went on to earn a law degree from Hofstra University School of Law located in Nassau County in Hempstead on Long Island.

NBC News reported that Barry was a proud Republican who became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1974 and was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1983. Sixteen years later, in 1999, Barry was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia by then-President Bill Clinton. Barry told that court she would stop hearing cases shortly after Trump took office in 2017, and she retired altogether in 2019.

Barry Secretly Recorded Bashing Trump 

Barry made headlines in 2018 when she was secretly recorded blasting the then-president by her niece Mary Trump, a liberal who wrote a scathing tell-all book on the former president and their family.

“Donald is cruel,” Barry said in the audio that was recorded without her knowledge.

“All he wants to do is appeal to his base. He has no principles. None. None. And his base, I mean my God, if you were a religious person, you want to help people. Not do this,” she continued, allegedly referring to her brother’s zero-tolerance policy at the U.S.-Mexico border that liberals claimed was resulting in children being separated from their parents.

When asked about the recordings at the time, the then-President Trump said, “Every day it’s something else, who cares?”

Barry and Trump were reportedly mending their relationship in recent years, with insiders saying that they had been seen together as recently as this summer at the former president’s club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Related: Trump Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against New York Times And Mary Trump For 2018 Tax Story

Trump’s Other Siblings

Barry’s death means that three of Trump’s four siblings have now passed away, with his brother Fred Trump Jr. dying of a heart attack at just 42 years-old in September of 1981. The former president’s youngest brother Robert Trump died in August of 2020 at 71 years of age. Trump’s only surviving sibling is now Elizabeth Trump Grau, who is currently 81 years-old.

Related: President Trump’s Younger Brother Rushed To Hospital – He Is ‘Very Ill’

Trump has yet to comment about Barry’s death at the time of this writing, and a spokesperson for his campaign also declined to comment when contacted. Please join us in saying a prayer for Trump and his family as they mourn this devastating loss.

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