President Trump Loses Younger Brother, Robert Trump
Robert Trump the younger brother of President Trump passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at a New York Hospital. He was 71 years old.
"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," the President said in statement.
According to CNN, Robert had been sick for several months but details of the illness is yet to be released.
The President visited his brother in the hospital on Friday but was unhappy to see the state of his brother's condition.
The Late Robert Trump and President Trump
When asked about his brother on Friday, he said "I have a wonderful brother. We have a great relationship for a long time, from day one, so long time ago. And he's in the hospital right now.
President Trump hugging Robert Trump
Fred and Mary Anne Trump's children as adults, from left: Robert Trump, Elizabeth Trump Grau, Fred Trump Jr., Donald Trump, and Maryanne Trump Barry.
"Hopefully he'll be alright, but he's -- he's pretty -- he's having a hard time," he added.
Later on Friday, as he headed to see his brother Trump told reporters: "He's having a tough time."
The Robert Trump was previously hospitalized in June with an undisclosed serious condition CNN has previously reported.
Robert Trump had served as an executive vice president of the Trump Organization. Part of his duties including overseeing the organization's Atlantic City casinos.
May his soul rest in peace.