Washington, August 16
Robert Trump, 71, the youthful brother of Donald Trump, has died, the President stated in an announcement, a day after he visited his “best friend” in a New York hospital.
President Trump made a last-minute journey to New York on Friday to satisfy his ailing youthful brother earlier than going to New Jersey for a weekend.
“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight. He was not just my brother, he was my best friend,” Trump, 74, stated in a late-night assertion on Saturday.
“He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace,” Trump stated.
Robert, who took blood thinners, had skilled mind bleeds that started after a current fall.
He had been sick since final month. He was lately admitted to the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan the place he breathed his final.
Earlier within the day, Trump described Robert, who was born two years after Trump and was a enterprise govt and actual property developer, as an exquisite brother.
“We’ve had a great relationship for a long time, from Day 1, a long time ago,” Trump stated.
The two had an estranged relationship for years, earlier than Trump ran for the White House, the every day stated.
Trump is anticipated to attend his brother’s funeral. However, no particulars have been instantly out there on plans.
“Uncle Robert, we love you. You are in our hearts and prayers, always,” Ivanka Trump posted on Twitter Saturday night time. PTI