NEW YORK — Robert Trump, President Donald Trump’s brother, died in New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center on the Upper East Side.
The President released the following statement:
“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. 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.”
According to sources, Robert Trump, age 72, and the youngest brother of President Trump, was admitted to the hospital on Friday and was described as “very ill,” .
At a press briefing yesterday Friday, President Trump said:
“I have a wonderful brother… We’ve had a great relationship for a long time, from day one. It’s a long time ago. And he’s in the hospital right now. And hopefully he’ll be alright, but he is pretty — he’s having a hard time.”
Yesterday Friday August 14th, after flying to New Jersey, and then taking a helicopter into Manhattan, President Trump visited his brother Robert.
As he landed in New Jersey he said:
“I am going to the hospital,I hope he’s OK.”
Robert Trump spent a week in the intensive care unit at nearby Mount Sinai Hospital in June.
Recently Robert Trump filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Trump family seeking to stop publication of a tell-all book by the president’s niece Mary titled “Too Much and Never Enough.”
Sources: – Office of the Press Secretary – ABC News – FOX news – NBC News – The Hill –