NEW YORK, NY—today Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald J. Trump died in a New York hospital at the age of 71.
The White House issued this statement “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. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.”
Robert Trump would have celebrated his 72nd birthday in 11 days. Robert was in the intensive care unit at Mt. Sinai Hospital earlier this summer.
President Trump visited Robert in a New York Hospital . on Friday.
Robert was retired and the youngest of five siblings: Maryanne Trump Barry, 83, a retired federal judge; Fred Trump Jr., who died in 1981 at the age of 43; Donald, 74, the President of the United States of America and who is in the middle; Elizabeth Trump Grau, 78, a retired bank executive, and then Robert.