by on August 15, 2020

Robert Trump, 72, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, died Saturday at a New York hospital, Donald Trump announced in a 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," the President said.

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.


Robert Trump had been admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.

Details of Robert Trump's illness have not been released. He had been sick for several months, a person familiar with knowledge of the matter told CNN.

During a White House briefing on Friday, Trump declined to provide reporters with details on his brother's illness.









This story was written by CNN's Betsy Klein and Kevin Liptak (

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