Long before he was elected president,
‘I don’t like the man at all,’ Mackay, 79, said of Donald Trump. ‘He had lovely parents, I don’t know what went wrong with him.’
Mackay is related to the maternal side of the president’s family. Trump’s mother emigrated to the U.S. from Scotland in 1930 before marrying his father in 1936.
Trump’s older sister Maryanne Trump Barry, 82, and their mom visited her native country every summer for years trying to stay connected to their Scottish ancestry.
Donald Trump pictured at the house in Tong, on the Isle of Lewis, where his mother was brought up before she emigrated to the US. Trump’s distant cousin, Alice Mackay, 79, also from Scotland, said he was nothing like his endearing mom and dad
Donald Trump (right) and his family Frederick Trump (center) Frederick Trump Jr. (left) Mary Anne MacLeod Trump (center right) Maryanne Trump Barry (center back). Donald Trump’s mother emigrated to the U.S. in 1930 before marrying his father in 1936
President Donald Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort during the U.S. President’s first official visit to the United Kingdom on July 15, 2018 in Turnberry, Scotland. Mackay said her bombastic younger cousin almost never came to his mom’s homeland before buying a golf course in Turnberry in 2014
Donald Trump gives a press conference on the 9th tee at his Trump Turnberry Resort in Ayr, Scotland on June 24, 2016
recalled making pancakes one morning after her husband died and said Trump ‘put a few pancakes in pocket and never said ‘cheerio’ or anything’
‘She never forgot her roots and actually wanted to be buried here, but I think it was too much of an expense at the time and I don’t think her husband wanted it,’ Mackay said of Trump’s mother.
But Mackay said her bombastic younger cousin almost never came to his mom’s homeland before buying a golf course in Turnberry, Scotland in 2014.
An old black and white photo of Donald Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod Trump
When ‘Donald’ was in town, she said he did not stay long and wasn’t very friendly.
‘Every time [the Trumps] were over here they came to ours for dinner,’ Mackay told the
‘He [Donald Trump] was here one morning I was busy making pancakes and he had forgotten my husband had died. He put a few pancakes in pocket and never said “cheerio” or anything.’
Trump’s mom and sister also donated to hospices and charities like the Tong centre, according to Mackay who said Donald Trump didn’t inherit his family’s philanthropic spirit along with his father’s wealth.
‘They were a lovely pair,’ Mackay said of Trump’s parents.
‘They also asked Donald, but he wouldn’t give a penny,’ she added.