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President Trump’s younger brother, Robert
Trump, died Saturday night at age 71, the White House said in a statement.
“It is with heavy heart I share that my
wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” President Trump
said in the statement.
“He was not just my brother, he was my
best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again,” Trump said.
“His memory will live on in my heart
forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.”
Robert Trump had been undergoing
treatment for an undisclosed illness at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Medical Center in Manhattan in recent days. President Trump visited him there
on Friday afternoon.
The president described his brother in
“The Art of the Deal.”
“Robert, who is two years younger than I
am, is soft-spoken and easygoing, but he’s very talented and effective,” Trump
“I think it
must be hard to have me for a brother, but he’s never said anything about it
and we’re very close. He is definitely the only guy in my life whom I ever call
“Robert gets along with almost everyone,
which is great for me, since I sometimes have to be the bad guy."
The younger Trump, a graduate of Boston
University, began his career on Wall Street working in corporate finance. He
later joined the family business and was a top Trump Organization executive.
Inside the Trump Organization, he was
known as “the nice Trump,” Gwenda Blair, a Trump family biographer, told The
His divorce from Blaine Trump in 2008 drew
gossip-page headlines. But Robert Trump rarely drew attention from the news
media — sometimes newspapers described him as “media averse.”
In recent months, Robert Trump made the
news by leading the Trump family’s unsuccessful legal fight to bar the
publication of a tell-all book, “Too Much and Never Enough,” by his niece Mary
In recent years, he was enjoying his retirement in the Hudson
Robert Trump was the youngest of real
estate developer Fred Trump’s five children.
survived by his wife, Ann Marie Pallan, who he married in March. His surviving
siblings include his brother President Trump; his sister Maryanne Trump Barry,
a retired federal judge; and another sister, Elizabeth Trump Grau. His eldest
brother, Fred Trump Jr., died in 1981.