Donald Trump's brother Robert Trump dies of undisclosed illness

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The White Home confirms President Trump’s brother Robert has been hospitalized in New York. USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s brother Robert has died. He was 71.

“It’s with heavy coronary heart I share that my great brother, Robert, peacefully handed away tonight,” the president mentioned in an announcement issued late Saturday. “He was not simply my brother, he was my finest pal. He will probably be tremendously missed, however we’ll meet once more. His reminiscence will reside on in my coronary heart endlessly.

“Robert, I really like you. Relaxation in peace.”

The White Home introduced Friday that Robert Trump had been hospitalized with an undisclosed sickness. The president visited him Friday afternoon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.

Robert Trump, born two years after Donald Trump, made information just lately for suing to dam publication of a guide essential of the president by Mary Trump, the president’s niece.

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The youngest of the Trump siblings, Robert Trump reportedly was hospitalized within the intensive care unit for a number of days in June.

Donald Trump as soon as described his youthful brother as “a lot quieter and easygoing than I’m,” and “the one man in my life whom I ever name ‘honey.’”

Robert Trump started his profession on Wall Road working in company finance however later joined the household enterprise, managing actual property holdings as a prime government within the Trump Group.

Earlier than divorcing his first spouse, Blaine Trump, greater than a decade in the past, Robert Trump had been lively on Manhattan’s Higher East Facet charity circuit.

He averted the limelight throughout his elder brother’s presidency, having retired to the Hudson Valley. However he described himself as a giant supporter of the White Home run in a 2016 interview with the New York Publish.

“I help Donald one thousand %,” Robert Trump mentioned.

In early March of 2020, he married his longtime girlfriend, Ann Marie Pallan.

Contributing: The Related Press

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