President Trump's Younger brother Robert Trump died at 71-year-old this Saturday at a New York hospital, Donald Trump announced in a statement.
Details of Robert Trump's illness have not been released, but he had been sick for several months. Robert Trump had been admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan in June due to undisclosed serious conditions. Donald Trump made a last-minute decision to go to New York Friday to visit his brother as he headed to New Jersey for the weekend.
"His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace," the president said about his brother and Ivanka Trump took to Twitter saying, "Uncle Robert, we love you. You are in our hearts and prayers, always,"
Robert Trump said in 2016 that he supported his brother's presidential run and he even hosted events and fundraisers in Millbrook for his brother and other Republicans.
According to FoxNews
Robert Trump, younger brother of President Trump, died Saturday night, the White House confirmed in a statement from the president. He was 71.
"It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight," the president wrote. "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."
The president had traveled to New York on Friday to visit his ailing brother. A senior administration official had said the president “has a very good relationship with his brother and his brother is very special to him.”
Robert, who died just 11 days before what would have been his 72nd birthday, had reportedly spent more than a week in the intensive care unit at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City earlier this summer.