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Donald Trump's Brother Robert Trump Has Died In Hospital

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Donald Trump's Brother Robert Trump Has Died In Hospital

Robert Trump, the younger brother of Donald Trump, has passed away aged 71.

In a statement released by The White House, President Trump said: "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."

Robert and Donald Trump in 1999. Credit: PA
Robert and Donald Trump in 1999. Credit: PA
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It is unclear what caused Robert's death but the day before he passed away the POTUS had been to visit him and told reporters: "He's having a hard time."

Donald Trump's son, Eric, took to Twitter to pay tribute to his uncle, writing: "Robert Trump was an incredible man - strong, kind and loyal to the core. Anyone who encountered him felt his warmth immediately. He will be deeply missed by our entire family."

Rudy Giuliani, the president's lawyer, also paid tribute: "Robert Trump has a big heart. As a former Mayor I know how much he did to help New Yorkers in need. We have lost a really good man. My love, prayers and condolences to the #Trump family."

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According to the New York Times, after graduating from Boston University, Robert went to work on Wall Street, instead of joining the family business. But he eventually went to work for his brother as a senior executive at the Trump Organization.

Michael D'Antonio, a Trump biographer said: "You could consider him the quietest of Trumps. He was glad to stay out of the spotlight."

Jack O'Donnell, a former Trump Organization executive remembered Robert as being 'dignified,' adding: "He was quiet, he listened, he was good to work with. He had zero sense of entitlement. Robert was very comfortable being Donald Trump's brother and not being like him."

Featured Image Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Topics: News, US News, Donald Trump

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