New York, August 16
President Donald Trump’s youthful brother, Robert Trump, a businessman identified for a fair keel that appeared nearly incompatible with the household identify, died Saturday evening after being hospitalised in New York, the president mentioned in a press release. He was 71.
The president visited his brother at a New York City hospital on Friday after White House officers mentioned he had change into severely sick.
“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” Donald Trump mentioned in a press release.
“He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. 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.”
The youngest of the Trump siblings remained near the 74-year-old president and, as lately as June, filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Trump household that unsuccessfully sought to cease publication of a tell-all guide by the president’s niece, Mary.
Robert Trump had reportedly been hospitalised within the intensive care unit for a number of days that very same month.
Both longtime businessmen, Robert and Donald had strikingly completely different personalities. Donald Trump as soon as described his youthful brother as “much quieter and easygoing than I am,” and “the one man in my life whom I ever name ‘honey.’” Robert Trump started his profession on Wall Street working in company finance however later joined the household enterprise, managing actual property holdings as a high govt within the Trump Organization.
“When he worked in the Trump Organization, he was known as the nice Trump,” Gwenda Blair, a Trump family biographer, told The Associated Press. “Robert was the one people would try to get to intervene if there was a problem.”
Robert Stewart Trump was born in 1948, the youngest of New York City actual property developer Fred Trump’s 5 youngsters.
The president, two years older than Robert, admittedly bullied his brother of their youthful years, whilst he praised his loyalty and laid-back manner.
“I think it must be hard to have me for a brother but he’s never said anything about it and we’re very close,” Donald Trump wrote in his 1987 bestseller “The Art of the Deal.”
“Robert gets along with almost everyone,” he added, “which is great for me since I sometimes have to be the bad guy.”
In the 1980s, Donald Trump tapped Robert Trump to supervise an Atlantic City on line casino venture, calling him the proper match for the job. When it cannibalised his different casinos, although, “he pointed the finger of blame at Robert,” mentioned Blair, writer of “The Trumps: Three Generations that Built an Empire.”
“When the slot machines jammed the opening weekend at the Taj Mahal, he very specifically and furiously denounced Robert, and Robert walked out and never worked for his brother again,” Blair mentioned.
A Boston University graduate, Robert Trump later managed the Brooklyn portion of father Fred Trump’s actual property empire, which was finally offered.
Once a daily boldface identify in Manhattan’s social pages, Robert Trump had saved a decrease profile lately. “He was not a newsmaker,” Blair mentioned.
Before divorcing his first spouse, Blaine Trump, greater than a decade in the past, Robert Trump had been lively on Manhattan’s Upper East Side charity circuit.
He averted the limelight throughout his elder brother’s presidency, having retired to the Hudson Valley. But he described himself as an enormous supporter of the White House run in a 2016 interview with the New York Post.
“I support Donald one thousand per cent,” Robert Trump mentioned.
In early March of 2020, he married his longtime girlfriend, Ann Marie Pallan.
The eldest Trump sibling and Mary’s father, Fred Trump Jr., struggled with alcoholism and died in 1981 on the age of 43. The president’s surviving siblings embody Elizabeth Trump Grau and Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired federal appeals choose.
Authors Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher described Robert Trump as soft-spoken however cerebral in “Trump Revealed: The Definitive Biography of the 45th President”: “He lacked Donald’s charismatic showmanship, and he was glad to go away the bravado to his brother, however he might present flashes of Trump mood.” –AP