Breaking News

Donald Trump's Brother Robert Trump Dies-- Tributes and Condolence from Family and Political Figures

Donald Trump's Brother Robert Trump Dies-- Tributes and Condolence from Family and Political Figures

President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert S. Trump, died on Saturday after an unspecified illness.

“He was not just my brother, he was my best friend,” Trump said in a brief statement.

The president visited his brother on Aug. 14 in New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, hours after it was reported that the younger man had been hospitalized. Robert Trump, who was 71, had also been hospitalized in June.

His illness was unrelated to the coronavirus, said people familiar with the situation. Robert Trump was on blood thinners and had “brain bleeds” which started after he had a fall recently, the New York Times cited a family friend as saying. He died “peacefully,” Trump said in his statement.

 Tributes and condolences from family members, political figures flooded following Robert Trump's death.

Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a senior White House adviser, wrote, “Uncle Robert, we love you. You are in our hearts and prayers, always.”

Robert Trump was the one of four surviving children of real estate developer Fred Trump, and had been an executive at the Trump Organization. At one time, he oversaw the company’s casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Trump paid tribute to his sibling in remarks at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club on Friday, as “a really good guy that I love.”

Eric Trump, the president's youngest son, also swiftly paid tribute to his uncle.


“Please keep the Trump family in your prayers,” Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel wrote.


No comments