Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I have some sad news to report. This involves Donald Trump’s brother.
Robert Trump, the younger brother of U.S President Donald Trump, died August 15 at the age of 71 in New York City. The death was announced by the White House. He had been hospitalized for several days after becoming seriously ill but no cause of death was immediately given.
He supported his sibling’s candidacy. The brothers were photographed embracing on election night. The endorsement of his brother and the prolonged period of silence seemed emblematic of Mr. Trump.
Robert Trump was the quiet one in comparison with his boisterous brother. He often did what his famous sibling asked him to do, absorbing the criticism that his brother reportedly lobbed at him and remaining loyal until the end of his life.
“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,”Trump said in a statement. “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.”
Robert Stewart Trump was born in New York on Aug. 26, 1948, the youngest of five children of Fred Trump Sr. and his wife, the former Mary Anne MacLeod. The eldest son, Fred Jr. died of an alcoholism related illness in 1981 at 42.