KT McFarland, Donald Trump’s pick for deputy national security advisor, outed her gay bother to their parents in a letter a long time ago. She sent the letter three years before the brother, Michael Troia, died from AIDS.
In a 1992 letter to their parents she wrote: ‘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? He has been a lifelong homosexual, most of his relationships brief, fleeting one-night stands.’
The letter became public in a 2006 via The New York Times.
McFarland said in the article: ‘I was really living a life of going to Central Park with my kids, and he was increasingly living — there was no secret about it — he was openly gay. I had no problem with that, I loved him. But I was increasingly concerned because he talked about a very promiscuous lifestyle. And it saddened me a great deal.’
‘Do I wish I spent more time with him? Of course I do,’ she said in 2006. ‘It’s the great regret that I have of my adult life, that I didn’t spend more time with him, that I was not with him in his final months.’