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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Robert Trump, the youthful brother of President Donald Trump, has handed away, the White Home stated in a press release late Saturday.
“It’s with heavy coronary heart I share that my fantastic brother, Robert, peacefully handed away tonight,” the president stated within the assertion. “He was not simply my brother, he was my finest buddy. He shall be vastly missed, however we’ll meet once more.”
There have been conflicting stories about whether or not he was 71 or 72, in response to NBC Information.
The president traveled to New York Metropolis on Friday to go to his ailing youthful brother who was again in hospital.
It isn’t clear what the reason for his loss of life was. The White Home didn’t disclose Robert Trump’s sickness and the date of his most up-to-date hospitalization.
He was considered one of Trump’s 4 siblings and just lately filed a lawsuit to dam the publication of a ebook by their niece, Mary Trump. The tell-all memoir, “Too A lot and By no means Sufficient, How My Household Created the World’s Most Harmful Man,” was revealed forward of schedule after Robert did not cease its launch.
On this Nov. 3, 1999, file photograph, Robert Trump, left, joins then actual property developer and presidential hopeful Donald Trump at an occasion in New York.
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Robert Trump argued that Mary Trump violated a nondisclosure settlement she signed with him, Donald Trump and their sister.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, provided his condolences to the president, saying “I do know the great ache of shedding a beloved one — and I understand how vital household is in moments like these. I hope you recognize that our prayers are with you all.”
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani additionally tweeted his condolences.
“Robert Trump has a giant coronary heart. As a former Mayor I understand how a lot he did to assist New Yorkers in want. Now we have misplaced a very good man. My love, prayers and condolences to the #Trump household,” Giuliani stated on Twitter.
Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a senior White Home advisor, stated on Twitter: “Uncle Robert, we love you. You’re in our hearts and prayers, at all times.”
Her brother Eric Trump known as their uncle “an unimaginable man – robust, type and constant to the core.”
Right here is the complete assertion from the White Home.
It’s with heavy coronary heart I share that my fantastic brother, Robert, peacefully handed away tonight. He was not simply my brother, he was my finest buddy. He shall be vastly missed, however we’ll meet once more. His reminiscence will reside on in my coronary heart perpetually. Robert, I like you. Relaxation in peace.
— CNBC’s Dan Mangan contributed to this report.