Robert Trump, Younger Brother Of President Donald Trump, Has Died

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during an Election Night invitation-only party at the New York Hilton Midtown November 8, 2016 in New York City. Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, have been locked in a tight race for the White House.

Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, has died following a hospital stay in New York City. He was 72.
The White House confirmed his death in a statement from the president released on Saturday evening, during which Trump remembered his younger brother not only as a loved family member, but as his “best friend.”
“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,” said the president in a written statement. “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.”
During a press conference on Friday evening, Trump told reporters at the White House that he had a great relationship with his younger brother, who he said was “having a hard time” in the hospital. The reason for Robert Trump’s hospitalization wasn’t clear.

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