Jack de Belin sobs as sister tells court she’s ‘proud’ of brother | The Canberra Times


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St George Illawarra Dragons forward Jack de Belin has sobbed while his sister said she was “proud” of the father he had become when giving a character reference for him during his sexual assault trial. Erica de Belin also told jurors her brother, who is her best friend, was “caring”, “empathetic” and “generous”. She said her brother was a “walking enigma” and was “spiritual” in that he was a “100 kg rugby league player” who did yoga, meditates, and practices daily gratitude. Ms de Belin, who gave evidence via video link from England, told the Wollongong District Court about a story of her brother helping an old woman with arthritis by mowing her lawn. She also said de Belin would wait around her work so they could ride their bicycles home together to ensure she was safe. “I think anybody who has spent any time with him knows how good a person he is,” Ms de Belin said. “Being a professional athlete is only small part of who he is. “It has been an honour and privilege to see him become a father.” De Belin’s lip was quivering during much of her evidence before he broke down and loud sniffles could be heard throughout the courtroom. The NRL player, 29, and his friend Callan Sinclair are in the third week of their NSW District Court trial in Wollongong over allegations they jointly raped a then 19-year-old woman in a North Wollongong apartment. They have pleaded not guilty to five charges of aggravated sexual assault and claim the sexual intercourse was consensual. Brian Johnston, the former chief executive of de Belin’s club St George Illawarra, told similar stories of the footballer who was always willing to welcome new players from complex backgrounds. “Jack had a natural ability to relax people in his company,” he said. Mr Johnston said de Belin showed people warmth, compassion, and was always encouraging, “even if competing for a similar position”. He told the jury de Belin, who has been a Dragons player since 2011, had shown “loyalty” to the club and had represented the organisation at school, charitable, community and media events. Mr Johnston said he never received any reports of misbehaviour or incidents apart from this case, and noted that in nine years of playing professional league de Belin had never been sent off the field. “He is one of the role models within our organisation,” he said. The trial continues. – with AAP

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Sister of Terowie murder victim Martin Meffert vows to never forgive killer


The sister of cold case murder victim Martin Meffert has told a South Australian court that the crime has changed her “outlook on the world” after it went unsolved for more than a decade.

Mr Meffert, 23, was last seen alive on February 8, 2005, and the Supreme Court was today told he was “likely” murdered the following month.

The court heard that the “partial remains” of Mr Meffert were found in a sports bag inside a plastic tub at the killer’s Terowie home, in the state’s Mid North, in October 2013.

The 32-year-old killer, who cannot be named because he was 16 at the time, was arrested in 2018 and pleaded guilty to murder the following year.

Justice David Peek ordered him to serve the mandatory sentence of life in prison for murder but is yet to set a non-parole period.

Martin Meffert’s killer pleaded guilty to murder in 2019, 14 years after it occurred.

In her victim impact statement, the victim’s sister Natasha Meffert today questioned how the defendant could keep the murder secret for so long.

“We always thought Martin would get in contact when he was ready — little did we know that was never going to happen,” she said.

“It took 15 years for you to plead guilty — how could you have kept this from your family?

“You have affected my outlook on the world. I will never forgive you for what you did to Martin.”

Terowie property where human remains were found
The Terowie property where remains were found in 2013.(ABC News: Joe Sullivan)

Killer stole disability support payments

Prosecutor Kos Lesses told the court the murder was serious given the vulnerability of the victim, financial motivation for the murder, concealment of the crime and the treatment of Mr Meffert’s remains.

He said the killer stole $136,000 of disability support payments from the victim’s bank account for nine years after the murder.

He said the defendant initially buried his victim in a shallow grave at his parents’ property before moving the remains to a different house in a wheelbarrow in broad daylight.

Scott Henchcliffe SC, for the killer, told the court his client was financially motivated to murder his victim.

“It wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment thing,” he told the court.

He said Mr Meffert gave the then-teenager his bank card and PIN number so he could buy an iced coffee from a local deli, which sparked his intention to kill.

“He was high on drugs that day — he ruminated about the idea that came to him about murdering Mr Meffert.

“He collected an old shotgun from a nearby abandoned house and shot him in the head deliberately while he slept.”

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Police dig for bones at a house in Terowie connected with Martin Meffert.(ABC News: Shannon Corvo)

Mr Henchcliffe asked the court to set a non-parole period lower than the mandatory minimum of 20 years because his client confessed to the crime and helped investigators find the rest of the victim’s remains in 2018.

But prosecutors submitted that the killer only assisted authorities after his arrest when the evidence was “stacked up against him”.

Justice Peek will set a parole period at a later date.



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Michael Ibrahim allegedly threatened to kill sister after kidnapping of nephew


Convicted drug lord Michael Ibrahim, who is serving a 30-year jail sentence for trying to import two tonnes of MDMA into Australia, has been charged after allegedly threatening to kill another Ibrahim family member.

Criminal Groups detectives allege Michael made threats to his sister Fifi Ibrahim, also known as Armani Stelios, following the kidnapping of her son Michael Haddad.

Michael Haddad is the son of Marwan Haddad, who is now divorced from Fifi Ibrahim and is before the courts for his alleged role in a cocaine syndicate.

Convicted drug lord Michael Ibrahim allegedly threatened to kill his sister. (Supplied/Edwina Pickles)

Police say Michael Haddad, 21, was kidnapped from a block of Ryde units on Saturday and found on the side of a road at East Hills, near Bankstown, on Tuesday.

He was taken to Bankstown hospital for minor injuries and is cooperating with police.

Michael Ibrahim was transferred to Goulburn police station yesterday and charged, while his brother Sam Ibrahim was transferred from Long Bay jail and escorted on a flight to Perth where he will be transferred to Christmas Island Immigration detention centre.

9News understands he will be processed on the island before his planned deportation to Lebanon – a country he hasn’t been back to since he was four years old.

Ibrahim will be moved to Christmas Island before being flown to Lebanon.
Sam Ibrahim was released from prison yesterday and will be moved to Christmas Island before being flown to Lebanon. (9News)

The government revoked his permanent residency visa after he was convicted of heading a gun syndicate.

Michael Ibrahim is expected to face court in December charged with using a carriage service to harass his sister after threatening her on a jail phone.

There is no suggestion Michael was involved in his nephew’s kidnapping.

NSW Police Robbery and Serious Crime Squad detectives are still hunting for the people behind the kidnapping of Michael Haddad and are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious on Morrison Road at Ryde on Saturday to contact Crime Stoppers.



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I know for a fact that male DJs were paid more than me’ – Faithless’ Sister Bliss – Channel 4 News


They were one of the defining bands of the 90s rave movement. From the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury to nightclubs in Ibiza, Faithless played in front of tens of thousands of fans, selling more than 15 million records.

Now they’re back with an album called All Blessed.

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Twister Sister Dee Snider singer tells anti-maskers not to use song for ‘moronic cause’ | US News


Twisted Sister singer, Dee Snider, condemned anti-maskers using one of the band’s hits while ripping off their face masks.

The group of people removed their masks in a Target store in Florida while playing the band’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It”.

The singer tweeted that the group didn’t have “permission or blessing to use my song for their moronic cause”.

Mr Snider also shared a video recorded by an upset customer which has gained more than 30 million views.

Broward County officials identified three people on video and mailed out fines of $100 (£77) to each of them.

Target also received a fine for not enforcing mask laws, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

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The protesters had used the Twisted Sister song ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’

Chris Nelson, a member of the group Reopen South Florida – and a regular protester – told local media they organised the “flash mob”.

He posted a video on YouTube, captioning it: “In celebration of Burn Your Mask Day we decided to spread some freedom dust over the shoppers and employees of Target!”

He said he would continue to use the Twisted Sister hit despite criticism, saying “it’s sad” because “it’s a great anthem about freedom and overcoming oppression”

The group of anti-maskers approached customers inside the store, with one woman shouting “we’re Americans, breathe” and “it’s all a lie!”

Another woman told a customer to remove her mask, saying “you don’t need it”.

The group cheered whenever a customer took off their mask.

Police have said any additional people who are identified will also receive fines in the mail.

The protesters arrived at the store with their masks on, however they had left by the time officers arrived.

A Target spokesperson said the group was asked to leave “after they removed their masks and became disruptive and rude to other shoppers”.

Federal health officials have said masks could effectively halt the spread of coronavirus, urging the public to wear them.

Robert Redfield, director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, told a committee of senators that face coverings could be more effective than a vaccine in protecting people from COVID-19 on Wednesday.



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Brother Jett Kenny pays tribute to sister


Jett Kenny has taken to social media to remember Jaimi, his older sister, saying “the world lost one of its treasures yesterday but heaven gained one”.

His Instagram post, which has been liked by thousands of people, was deeply personal.

“I may not have been the best brother to you all the time, I know you thought you weren’t being the big sister I needed all the time, but I do know we loved one another unconditionally all the time,” he wrote.

Hundreds of Australians continue to pay tribute to Jaimi after she lost her battle with a long-term illness.

Jaimi, 33, the daughter of former Olympians Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny, died in hospital yesterday morning with the couple delivering the heartbreaking news in a joint statement.

RELATED: Fifi Box missing from radio after Jaimi’s death

Jett, 25, is the youngest of the three children with Jaimi born first, followed by another daughter Morgan.

Mr Kenny and Ms Curry married in 1986 but amicably split in 2009 after raising their three children.

Friends and family continue to pay tribute to Jaimi with hundreds taking to social media to mourn her loss.

Ms Curry took to Instragram this morning, saying she could “barely breathe” after losing her daughter.

“Our hearts are completely broken,” she wrote. “Our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital yesterday morning with her loving family by her side.

“So loved. So beautiful. So kind to everyone …. So painful. I can barely breathe.

“Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself. Her love of flowers, cooking, art, decorating, photography, babies, the beach, and helping others will always be remembered.

“Our hearts are broken and the pain is unbearable but we cherish every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured and so loved first child.”

Fifi Box took a break from her popular radio show this morning as she wrangled with the heartbreaking death of her close friend and her daughter’s half-sister Jaimi Kenny.

Box hasn’t publicly spoken about Ms Kenny’s death yet but the pair were known to be quite close.

Mr Kenny’s sister and Jaimi’s aunt Melinda also paid tribute to her niece.

“I am utterly devastated to tell you all that my most beloved niece JK passed away this morning,” Melinda wrote.

“Words can’t express what she meant to me, the one who shared my love of fashion & styling. The one who thought I was cool in my fifties. The one I laughed with & the one who started my Instagram account for me.

“She was a gem & I loved her deeply as we all did.”

Ms Curry’s second husband Mark Tabone said he felt “heavy hearted” and mourned the loss of “a beautiful young lady”.

“As your mother & father weep your loss, I too feel lost and heavy hearted. Nobody should ever lose their child,” Mr Tabone wrote.

“You always put everybody else first. You were gifted with many talents, amazing cook, arts and crafts, writing, and your love and creativity with flowers.

“My job now is to nurture my wife through this unimaginable time.”

TV presenter Amanda Keller replied to Ms Curry’s tribute to Jaimi.

“I can’t imagine. Sending love,” she replied.

Singer and former Neighbours star Natalie Bassingthwaighte also mourned her friend’s loss.

“My dear friend! My heart is hurting for you right now! Sending love and light. Jamie was a beautiful soul inside and out and so very loved. I am here for you,” she commented.

Friend Jacki Hendy said her heart was aching for Ms Curry.

“Such a devastating loss, beyond comprehension,” she said.

“Sending all my love to you and Mark, Grant, Morgan, Jett and your family. Rest peacefully beautiful girl. Holding you in my heart on your journey to heaven.”

Interior designer and TV personality Darren Palmer said he was “so sorry for (her) tragic loss”.

Reality renovation TV stars Kyal and Kara also said they were “so sorry to hear, sending you all so much love Lisa”.

TV presenter and interior designer Barry Du Bois gave his condolences and said he was “sending love and strength”.



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Donald Trump’s sister recorded saying Eric is a ‘moron’ and Ivanka a ‘mini-Donald’ | US News


Donald Trump’s older sister heavily criticised her brother and his children in a new set of recordings released by her niece.

Former federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry can be heard condemning Ivanka Trump, the president’s adviser and second child, the president’s son Eric as well as Mr Trump himself.

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Maryanne Trump Barry is a former federal judge and the president’s older sister

Mrs Trump Berry criticises Ivanka after she posted a photo on Instagram of herself and her young son on the same day the Trump administration was reportedly separating migrant children from their families in 2018.

Referring to a comedian who denounced Ivanka’s photo, she said: “When that damn Ivanka puts this picture, of the Madonna and Child, on Instagram, when the big news of the day was about children being ripped from their families, I couldn’t blame.

“I never heard of Samantha Bee before. I couldn’t blame what she said.”

Bee used an obscenity to describe Ivanka, and has since apologised.

Mr Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, released the secretly recorded conversation between her and Mrs Trump Barry on Friday.

In the recording, the pair continued to talk about Ivanka, with Mr Trump’s sister saying: “Ivanka gives a s***. It’s all about her.

“She’s a mini-Donald,” she said, adding the president is “besotted with her. He always has been. She’s always been his favourite”.

Moving onto Eric Trump, the president’s second son, Mrs Trump Barry had a few choice words about him.

“Meanwhile, Eric’s become the moron publicly,” she can be heard saying.

Ivanka Trump (L) and Eric Trump (back row) were both criticised by their aunt
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Most of the Trump children are involved in their father’s presidency

And she is no less relentless when it comes to her brother, saying he “won’t do anything for anybody unless it’s going to enure to his…”.

Mrs Barry Trump can be heard adding: “He won’t do anything publicly. I mean, if you…Anything he did, he says, ‘Look what I’ve done! Aren’t I wonderful!

“And he’s as tight as a duck’s a**. Just like dad, really.”

The aunt and niece also spoke about Mr Trump’s action on Dreamers – people who were brought to the US illegally as children who can receive deferred deportation and can become eligible for a US work permit – an initiative brought in by Barack Obama.

“Well, what happened, what he did with the Dreamers. I mean,” Mrs Barry Trump said.

“But he denies it. I mean, he would deny he changed his mind.

“He’s all over…”



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Mary Trump then says there are children in “de facto concentration camps” and the president blames the Democrats for the “horrible policy” which “suggested that he thinks it’s a bad thing – and yet he’s allowing it to continue”.

Mrs Barry Trump replies: “It’s mind-boggling. But that’s all about his base.”

Mary Trump, who is the daughter of the president’s older brother Fred Trump Jr, says she made the recordings in 2018 and 2019.

She recently published a book entitled: “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man”.

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The latest series of recordings were released a week after Mary Trump released another clip in which Mrs Trump Barry said her brother had “no principles” and was a “liar”.

Mary Trump’s spokesman said she began recording conversations with Mrs Trump Barry in 2018 to catch her family members in a lie over the value of the family’s estate.

In New York state it is legal to record a conversation as long as at least one participant gives consent.



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WA not-for-profit Sister Project helps migrant women beat social isolation


She’s all smiles and full of joy, but life in Australia for Susan Nkechi Anopueme wasn’t all rosy to begin with.

On the brink of a “mid-life crisis” is how she describes what it was like when she first migrated from Nigeria.

It was 11 years ago when, recently married, she left everything behind and moved to Broome to join her husband, who was working as a GP in WA’s far north.

The couple then moved to Aveley — an outer Perth suburb — two years later.

Ms Anopueme says the Sister Project has helped to give her a new lease on life.(ABC News: Hugh Sando)

“I was very comfortable doing something I loved at home but I am married now and in my culture, marriage is a big one … when you’re married you give up everything for your marriage, you just make sure that marriage is working.

“I took it upon myself to make it work, because everything that broke other marriages would’ve broken my own marriage.”

‘You just sink inside yourself’

Coming to grips with her new life in another country left Ms Anopueme spiralling into isolation and grief.

“You need to talk to someone that understands what you’re saying, you need your cultural food.

“You just sink inside yourself, when am I going to get what I’m yearning for? That’s part of the isolation.”

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Ms Anopueme says making and sharing food is a point of connection.(ABC News: Hugh Sando)

But Ms Anopueme said being a strong role model for her daughters was the main driving force for changing her outlook.

“It was stressful, it was almost a mid-life crisis for me but I turned it around myself, I decided to make sure it wasn’t going to be a crisis,” she said.

“It is so important that every woman stands up [on her own] … I just want my kids to know they can do it. Nothing can break them, nothing can stop them.

“It’s very important for me to model for these girls, they need to be strong.”

Group fosters connections to support ‘whole families’

A few months ago, Ms Anopueme stumbled upon a community group in her local area called Sister Project.

In Ellenbrook — 30 kilometres east of Perth, where multicultural populations are growing — 33 per cent of residents were born overseas.

It’s one of the fastest-growing areas in WA, located alongside the urban growth corridor, where more than 37 per cent of the population are non-native English speakers.

Local resident Tracey Cave saw a lack of services within her community and decided to step in.

With a background in teaching, she started Sister Project a year ago to help culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) women learn English, pick up or share life skills and socialise.

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Tracey Cave founded Sister Project in Ellenbrook a year ago.(ABC News: Hugh Sando)

Having lived overseas and with a husband from Ghana, Ms Cave has a deep understanding and passion for giving migrants a new lease on life.

“I know how difficult it is to start in a new country, in Australia, when you don’t have Australian qualifications or work experience or anything like that, so it’s quite challenging to move here and set yourself up again,” she said.

Ms Cave said helping women in particular was essential in helping communities thrive.

“When you’re helping women, you’re helping a whole family, you’re helping the women and the children,” she said.

“The mum needs to know how to go to doctor visits, mum needs to go shopping, how to earn money for the family, so when you’re helping a mum or a woman, you’re helping a lot of people, you’re helping more than just one person.”

English skills only part of the picture

Sister Project is one of the only local community programs which teaches English to migrant adults.

Fatema Reza, who is originally from Afghanistan, said attending the weekly workshops helped her to practice English and meet new people.

“English is my second language so I’m just getting out to learn a new language, new skills, chatting with other people.”

A woman wearing a leopard print headscarf and blue top smiles for a photo holding a young girl with dark hair and a grey top.
Fatema Reza says the group allows her to practice English and meet new people.(ABC News: Herlyn Kaur)

Indian-born Sangeeta Yadav said the group had also taught her a lot about other cultures in her community.

“My language is Hindi, so we speak Hindi at home but here we start to learn how to speak English,” Ms Yadav said.

“We get to know about different food, different languages [and] they all are very helpful.”

Ms Anopueme said her love for cooking came to life when she was given the opportunity to share her culture with other women.

“It has given me a platform to meet people like me … and one thing that connects us is food.”

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Sushma Gahlawat and Sangeeta Yadav (right) attend workshops at Sister Project.(ABC News: Herlyn Kaur)

Reducing geographic isolation helps with social disconnection

Despite a growth in multicultural communities in the area, Ms Cave said the major absence of targeted services risked leaving vulnerable migrant women without support.

“Your closest place to go to access these services is in Midland or Mirrabooka, it’s about an hour by bus to Midland, and it’s even longer to Mirrabooka — if you have small children, imagine doing that,” she said.

Ms Cave is urging community organisations to prioritise delivering services where they’re needed most.

“What I would love to see is for the services to come out to Ellenbrook, even once a week or once a fortnight,” she said.

Ms Cave is also hoping for government funding to help keep Sister Project alive.



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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un delegates some powers to sister Kim Yo Jong, South Korean intelligence says


South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) told the country’s lawmakers that Kim Jong Un’s decision to transfer more power to his younger sister further bolstered the argument that she is now the country’s “de-facto second in command,” but does not take away from the fact that Kim Jong Un is still the ultimate authority and exercises “absolute power,” according to the office of Representative Kim Byung-kee, who attended the NIS briefing.

Kim Yo Jong was not the only one given an increased portfolio, the NIS said. Other top-ranking officials in North Korea’s government and ruling Workers’ Party have taken on greater responsibilities as part of this supposed new push to alleviate the stresses on Kim Jong Un, who has been in power for nearly nine years, but also to potentially shield him from blame of government wrongdoing or incompetence.

Kim’s regime faces several difficult issues to tackle this summer. It’s trying to clean up parts of the country after deadly flooding while also keeping the coronavirus pandemic at bay. North Korea’s economy is also believed to be in poor shape, in part because of the ongoing threat of the virus — North Korea was one of the first countries to seal its borders — and because talks with the United States to trade sanctions relief for portions of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program have failed to yield any tangible results.

North Korean state-run news agency KCNA admitted as much Thursday, when it reported that Kim would convene a senior meeting with the country’s top leaders. The piece blamed the stagnant economic situation on “severe internal and external situations and unexpected manifold challenges.”

The South Korean NIS stressed that Kim’s decision to delegate some responsibilities is not tied to any information regarding Kim’s health, succession plans or his grip on power.

Chaos in the Koreas sees Kim Jong Un's sister emerge stronger than ever
Speculation about Kim’s health was rampant earlier this year after the North Korean leader, who historically has kept a grueling schedule filled with public appearances, disappeared a handful of times from the public eye, sometimes for weeks on end without an official explanation. Kim also reportedly keeps a very unhealthy lifestyle — he is overweight, supposedly both a heavy smoker and drinker and is often under stress.

Kim Yo Jong for years has been one of her brother’s most important aides and confidants, so questions about Kim Jong Un’s health naturally led experts to focus on her.

Several experts believe Kim Yo Jong’s rising profile has been part of a carefully choreographed publicity campaign by North Korean state media to signal that she’s being groomed for something.

Though she has been absent from state media in recent weeks, Kim’s star has steadily risen this year. North Korean state media framed her as the architect of Pyongyang’s decision to blow up an office used for dialogue between the two Koreas — a bombastic statement of North Korea’s displeasure with South Korea.



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The 8 most sensational quotes from secret recordings of Trump’s sister – POLITICO


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The candid rebukes of the president by Maryanne Trump Barry were published by the Washington Post on Saturday.

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Donald Trump “has no principles” and people “can’t trust him” according to his eldest sister, the first rebuke of the president from any of his siblings to be made public since he took office.

In secretly recorded audio published by the Washington Post on Saturday, Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired federal judge, talks candidly to the president’s niece, Mary Trump, about her relationship with her brother, apparently unaware that she is being recorded.

The president’s niece has held longstanding animosity toward her uncle and recently released a tell-all book claiming the president cheated on his college entrance exams, among other revelations. The recordings’ release comes as many members of the Trump family are scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention next week.

But Barry had been silent about her brother until portions of the recordings and transcripts from 2018 and 2019 were published.

In response to the report’s publication, Trump said in a statement released by the White House: “Every day it’s something else, who cares.”

Here are some of the most notable quotes from the recordings:

“I’m talking too freely, but you know. The change of stories. The lack of preparation. The lying. Holy sh-t.”

Barry said this in describing her brother’s conduct in running his administration since he was elected president in 2016.

“He has no principles.”
Barry, who as a federal judge had ruled on immigration cases, said this about the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the southern border. “All he wants to do his appeal to his base,” she added.

“He doesn’t read.”
Barry said this in response to a question from her niece about what the president reads. Trump has reportedly skipped reading daily intelligence briefings, instead relying on oral reports and visual aids.

“Donald is cruel.”
Barry told her niece this while discussing the ongoing conflict between her and her brother since the 1980s, according to the Post.

“He was a brat.”
Barry said this in explaining to her niece that she often did Trump’s homework for him and that he paid someone to take his SAT exams for him.

“You can’t trust him.”
Barry said this during a discussion about Trump’s business bankruptcies. Companies led by Trump have filed for bankruptcy six times.

“He once tried to take credit for me.”
Barry said this in reference to her appointment by then-President Ronald Reagan to a federal judgeship in New Jersey. Barry had asked Trump to tell his personal attorney, Roy Cohn, a friend of Reagan’s, to plead her case for the appointment, but maintains she had risen to the position on merit.

“It was all about him.”
Barry said this about Trump’s speech at their father’s funeral in 1999. “Donald was the only one who didn’t speak about Dad,” she added. Barry reportedly did not attend the funeral service for their brother, Robert, which Trump held at the White House on Friday.





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