Republican president-elect Donald Trump (R) hugs his brother Robert Trump after delivering his acceptance speech on the New York Hilton Midtown within the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York Metropolis.
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President Donald Trump will journey to New York Metropolis on Friday to go to his ailing youthful brother Robert Trump, who’s again in a hospital there, the White Home mentioned.
“I’ve a beautiful brother, we have had an excellent relationship,” Trump mentioned at a press convention earlier than departing for New York.
“He is having a tough time,” the president added.
Robert Trump’s situation or the date of his most up-to-date hospitalization was not disclosed by the White Home.
President Trump “has an excellent relationship along with his brother and his brother may be very particular to him,” mentioned a senior administration official who spoke with NBC Information.
The Day by day Beast reported in June that Robert Trump, 72, spent at the very least 10 days within the neurosciences intensive care unit of Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan proper earlier than being launched and promptly suing his and the president’s niece Mary Trump that month over her plan to publish a ebook in regards to the Trump household.
Robert Trump failed in a number of courtroom actions to cease publication of that ebook, “Too A lot and By no means Sufficient: How My Household Created the World’s Most Harmful Man.”
Robert Trump argued that Mary Trump, in writing the ebook, had violated a nondisclosure settlement she signed with him, Donald Trump and their sister, retired federal appeals courtroom Decide Maryanne Trump Barry.
The NDA stemmed from a authorized brawl between Mary and her brother with their uncles and aunt over their share of the property of Fred Trump Sr., the daddy of the president and Robert Trump, and of Mary’s dad, the late Fred Trump Jr.
Mary Trump’s ebook has develop into a bestseller. It incorporates scathing descriptions of the president.
— Further reporting by CNBC’s Kevin Breuninger.