US president Trump loses his brother Robert, 71 to unspecified illnes

WASHINGTON-(MaraviPost)-US President Donald Trump’s brother, Robert has died at 71 after being hospitalized in the intensive care unit at a New York hospital.

Trump made the announcement in a statement citing he passed on Saturday night after he visited him on Friday.

In his statement, the US president said, “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”.

Al Jazeera news reported that Robert Trump had been sick for several months and was hospitalised in the intensive care unit at a New York hospital in June and confidential source said had been on blood thinners before his demise.

On Friday afternoon, Donald Trump visited his younger brother at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan after being admitted for sometime before he proceeded to his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Robert supported his brother’s presidential campaign in 2016 and he reportedly hosted events and fundraisers in Millbrook for his brother and other Republicans.

Unlike his brother who’s in politics, Robert was a business executive and real estate developer.

Born in 1948, Robert served as an executive vice president of the Trump Organization and was overseeing the organization’s Atlantic City casinos.

He previously married Blaine (Beard) Trump before he married Ann Marie Pallan earlier this year after divorcing his first wife more than a decade ago

In June, Robert Trump filed a temporary restraining order against his and the president’s niece, Mary Trump, to stop her from publishing a tell-all book that offered an unflattering look of the US president and his family.

Donald Trump is expected to attend his brother’s funeral but meanwhile no details of his burial have been disclosed.

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