Robert Trump, Donald Trump's Younger Brother, Dead at 71
Robert Trump, President Donald Trump's younger brother, has recently passed away at the age of 71 after being hospitalized just a few weeks ago.
It has been reported that Robert, a former real estate developer and business executive, was visited by his brother while at the hospital, although the exact condition he was dealing with is yet to be revealed.
DONALD TRUMP'S REACTION
The President was among the first to react to Robert's passing, stating that he passed away "peacefully" and describing him as a "wonderful brother." Trump added:
"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."
Sad news for the Trump family. The president’s younger brother Robert has died. pic.twitter.com/z2xmdlcWpv— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) August 16, 2020
AWAY FROM THE PUBLIC EYE
According to BBC, Robert, who retired shortly after divorcing Blaine Trump, with whom he was married from 1980 to 2009, preferred a quiet life and spent his last few years living in Long Island, New York.
The late 71-year-old is survived by his second wife Anne Marie Pallan
HE SUED HIS NIECE
Robert tried to fight the allegations in the memoir, "Too Much and Never Enough," calling it a "disgrace," in court but Judge Hal Greenwald ultimately ruled in Mary's favor.
Karen and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Robert Trump and we send our heartfelt sympathies to President @realDonaldTrump and the entire Trump Family. We pray their family and friends will be comforted during this difficult time. God bless the memory of Robert Trump.— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) August 16, 2020
The late 71-year-old is survived by his second wife Anne Marie Pallan, whom he married in March of this year, as well as his brother Donald Trump and sisters Maryanne Trump Barry and Elizabeth Trump Grau.