Trump has named KT McFarland as his pick for deputy national security, who outed her gay brother to their family as he was dying of AIDS according to a piece published by The Washington Blade.
The Blade cites a profile published back by the New York Times magazine, done around the time McFarland’s unsuccessful bid to be the Republican nominee to face Hillary Clinton in her bid for U.S. senate reelection. In it, McFarland says that she “couldn’t abide” her brother being gay.
The article also features a letter written by McFarland to her parents, in which she not only outed her brother but blamed his condition on childhood abuse.
“Have you ever wondered why I have never had anything to do with Mike and have never let my daughters see him although we live only fifteen minutes away from each other?” McFarland allegedly wrote. “He has been a lifelong homosexual, most of his relationships brief, fleeting one-night stands.”
When pressed by the magazine about her brother’s passing, she said, “Ummmm. He was sick and then he died.”
McFarland’s parents have denied the allegations of childhood abuse, with her father Augie going as far to say he’d sit for a lie detector test and her other brother Tom Troia also denying the allegations and telling the New York Post that his sister was “evil.”
“It’s a complete fabrication,” he said. “If I had one word to describe my sister, it would be ‘evil.'”
McFarland was chosen for her “tremendous experience and innate talent,” according to Trump himself, who added that she would “compliment the fantastic team we are assembling, which is crucial because nothing is more important than keeping our people safe.”
But as Rachel Maddow pointed out, McFarland’s record really doesn’t boast the kind of “experience” Trump is talking about, nor does it satisfy the qualifications for the job:
“Now, the “upper east side society matron” who was registered to vote at two addresses, who illegally charged her Rudy Giuliani golf games to her donors, who said she was the highest ranking woman in the Pentagon when she was not, who said she was the first female staffer on the Senate armed services committee which she was not, who said she wrote [Ronald Reagan’s] Star Wars speech when she did not, turns out what she did do after that hilariously inauspicious obscure debut in electoral politics, what she did do is she got a contributor gig at Fox News after all of that. And that is apparently enough because now she is about to become the deputy national security adviser to the President of the United States.”
Watch Maddow’s full report on McFarland below.