President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, died on Saturday at the age of 71 after being hospitalized for brain bleeds due to a recent fall.
What We Know:
- Former real estate developer-executive Robert Trump, the youngest of Fred Trump’s five children, died on Saturday after being hospitalized for brain bleeds that were caused by a recent fall. Before his death, Trump did visit him in the hospital in New York Friday afternoon.
- In a statement, Trump announced his brother’s death, describing him as not only his brother but his “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 graduated from Boston University and started his career in corporate finance on Wall Street. He eventually began working in the family business, where he oversaw the company’s real estate holdings. Although he joined the family business, Robert stayed out of the spotlight when Donald Trump became president but said he supported him “one thousand percent.”
- In July, Robert Trump was involved in the litigation against his niece, Mary Trump, after she was preparing to release her tell-all memoir about the Trump family, “Too Much and Never Enough.” Robert did try to file a restraining order on Mary Trump to stop her from releasing information about him and Maryanne Trump Barry but was unsuccessful.
- After the announcement of Robert’s death, Twitter users started a #wrongtrump trend, meaning that the wrong Trump had died and that it should’ve been the president. One Twitter user, @TalbertSwan, whose account bio claims he’s a pastor and NAACP president, tweeted, “Dear Grim Reaper, You took the #wrongtrump.”
In his bestseller, “The Art of the Deal,” the president talked about his brother saying they were “very close” and that Robert got along with “almost everyone.” Robert Trump is survived by Ann Marie Pallan, his longtime girlfriend but his bride of five months.