Robert Trump, the president’s younger brother, died Saturday. He was 71. A cause of death was not disclosed.
Donald Trump said in a statement late Saturday, “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.”
Donald Trump added, “Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.”
The president had visited his brother at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan on Friday afternoon.
Robert, who was two years younger than the president, was last in the news for filing a lawsuit to halt the publication of a tell-all book by Mary Trump, Donald’s niece. (USA Today)
- Since a cause of death was not announced, some are speculating he died from COVID-19.
- Robert reportedly spent several days in intensive care in June.
- The president once called his younger brother “much quieter and easygoing than I am,” and “the only guy in my life whom I ever call ‘honey.'”