Trump says he's hurt by Mary Trump's attacks on his father

President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE told Fox News’s Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceChris Wallace: This was best inaugural address I've ever heard Fox News's DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire Arkansas governor: Intelligence on state capitol protests 'not to the level that I'm bringing out the National Guard' MORE he considered the content in his niece Mary Trump's memoir about his parents to be more hurtful than the material about the president himself.

Asked by Wallace if it “hurt ... at all” to be “attacked in such personal terms” by a family member, Trump responded, “It hurts me more about attacking my father, not being kind to my mother. I have a mother who was like a saint.”

“Let me just tell you, my father was I think he was the most solid person I’ve ever met. And he was a very good person. He was a very, very good person. He was strong but he was good. For her to say the kind of things, a psychopath, that he was a psychopath, anybody that knew Fred Trump would call him a psychopath?” the president added.

Trump went on to defend his father as “tough on me, he was tough on all of the kids. But tough in a solid sense, in a really good sense.”

Mary Trump’s memoir, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” describes Trump’s father as a “high-functioning sociopath” who fostered an “atmosphere of division” among his children.

Mary Trump, a clinical psychologist, wrote that her uncle’s “pathologies are so complex and his behaviors so often inexplicable that coming up with an accurate and comprehensive diagnosis would require a full battery of psychological and neuropsychological tests that he’ll never sit for.”

Trump attacked his niece in a series of tweets over the weekend, calling her “a seldom seen niece who knows little about me, says untruthful things about my wonderful parents (who couldn’t stand her!) and me, and violated" a nondisclosure agreement she signed as part of a settlement of Fred Trump’s estate. He also accused her of breaking the law by allegedly providing some of his financial information to The New York Times.