Donald Trump’s younger brother die
President Donald Trump’s brother Robert Trump has passed away. He was 71 years old.
“With a sad heart, I peacefully join in the death of my wonderful brother Robert this evening,” the president said in a statement on Saturday evening. “He was not only my brother, he was my best friend. He will be sadly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will remain in my heart forever.
“Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.”
The White House announced on Friday that Robert Trump had been hospitalized with an undisclosed illness. The President visited him Friday afternoon at the NY Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.
Robert Trump had a tumultuous and complicated relationship with his older brother, which included periods of estrangement earlier in their lives and gestures of popular support for his political rise.
“With my sad heart, I participate in the peaceful death of my wonderful brother Robert this evening,” the president said in a statement. “He was not only my brother, he was my best friend. He will be sadly missed, but we will see each other again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.”
The cause of his death is unknown. According to the ny Times, he had suffered a brain hemorrhage after a recent fall and was on blood thinners. A CNN source said he had been ill for several months. On Friday – the day he visited his brother’s hospital – Trump told reporters Robert was going through “tough times” with an unnamed health problem.
“We have had a wonderful relationship for a long time, since day one,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday before his visit to Manhattan. But much of their relationship was conflict specific, according to some family members and colleagues.
“Donald discovered early on how easy it was to be exposed to Robert’s pale complexion and pushed him beyond his limits; Mary Trump, Donald and Robert’s niece, wrote in his recently published diary: “It was a game he never got tired of playing. No one else was bothering – Robert was so thin and calm that there was no sport in his torture. ”
Robert was the youngest of five children and, unlike his brother Donald, he tended to avoid the spotlight. During his life he worked as a business executive and real estate developer in various parts of the Trump family business.
According to former Trump’s casino manager, John O’Donnell, the heated argument between Robert and Donald after the casino failed to open in 1989 “changed their relationship forever”. Robert stopped reporting to Donald after the accident and the wounds from the fighting reportedly took years to heal.
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Robert Trump, the youngest of Trump’s siblings, was reportedly hospitalized in the intensive care unit for several days in June.
Donald Trump once described his younger brother as “much calmer and more relaxed than I am now” and “the only man in my life I would call” honey. ”
Robert Trump started his career on Wall Street with a career in corporate finance, but then joined the family business, managing real estate properties as a senior executive in the Trump organization.
Prior to the divorce of his first wife, Blaine Trump, over a decade ago, Robert Trump was an activist for the Upper Side Charity Department in Manhattan.
He avoided the limelight during his older brother’s presidency, having retired to the Hudson Valley. But he described himself as a big supporter of the White House bid in a 2016 interview with the ny Post.
Robert Trump said: “I support Donald a thousand percent.”
In early March, he married his former girlfriend Anne-Marie Balan.
Robert Trump survived his wife Anne Marie Palan, an adopted son from his first marriage, and two other siblings: Marian Trump Barry and Elizabeth Trump Grau
reported by usatody