Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, has died at age 71.
The US president visited with his brother in an NYC hospital on Friday after White House officials said he’d become severely ill. Officials didn’t immediately release a cause of death.
“It’s with a heavy heart I discuss my superb brother, Robert, calmly passed away tonight,” Donald Trump said in a statement. “He wasn’t only my brother, he had been my very best buddy. He’ll be deeply missed, but we’ll meet again. His memory will live on in my soul forever. Rest in peace”
The youngest of these Trump siblings had stayed near the 74-year-old president and, as recently as June, filed a suit on behalf of the Trump household that sought to prevent publication of a tell-all publication by the president’s niece, Mary.
Robert Trump had allegedly been hospitalized at the intensive care unit for many days the same month.
Both longtime businessmen, both Robert and Donald had strikingly distinct personalities. Donald Trump once explained his brother as”much more silent and easygoing than I am,” and”the only man in my life that I call’honey. ”’
Robert Trump started his career on Wall Street working in the corporate fund but afterward joined the family business, handling property holdings as a leading executive at the Trump Organization.
From the 1980s, Donald Trump exploited Robert Trump to oversee an Atlantic City casino undertaking, calling him the ideal match for your job. As it cannibalized his additional casinos, even however,” he pointed the finger of blame in Robert,” said Blair, writer of”The Trumps: Three Generations that Built an Empire”
“When the slot machines awakened the opening weekend in the Taj Mahal, he specifically and furiously denounced Robert, and Robert walked out rather than worked for his brother,” Blair stated.
He avoided the limelight throughout his elder brother’s presidency, with retired into the Hudson Valley. However, he explained as a huge supporter of this White House conduct in a 2016 meeting with the New York Post.
“I encourage Donald one million percent,” Robert Trump explained.