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President Trump’s brother Robert Trump dies in New York hospital at 72

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Robert S. Trump, the younger brother of President Trump, died on Saturday night at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. He was 72.

The President released the following 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.”

Like Donald, Robert joined the family business and was a top executive with the company. Unlike his brother, he doesn’t court publicity; ostentation, by most accounts, doesn’t excite him.

Robert Trump, who took blood thinners, had suffered recent brain bleeds that began after a recent fall, according to a close friend of the family.

Robert Trump, two years younger than the president, had been in poor health since last month. Over the past few weeks, he had not been able to speak on the phone, according to the family friend.

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