By Chinenye Festus:-
The younger brother of the American President Donald Trump has died after being hospitalised for an undisclosed illness on Saturday night .
Donald Trump took to his official twitter handle to announce the passing of his younger brother Robert Trump whom he refers to as ‘Uncle Robert’
“It is with a heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” Trump said in a White House 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.
“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.”
Born in 1948 and the youngest of the five Trump siblings, Robert worked on Wall Street before joining the family real estate business.
Quieter and less famous than Donald, Robert nevertheless became an integral part of the Trump Organization and was fiercely loyal to his older brotherprior to his death on Saturday, 74 year old American President Donald Trump had visited his brother on Friday, at a hospital in New York, staying for about 45 minutes.
This is indeed a trying time for the American first family as condolences has continued to troop in from family and friends.
Donald Trump’s Adviser and daughter Ivanka while sharing his tribute on twitter says :
“Uncle Robert, we love you. You are in our hearts and prayers, always”.
Her brother Eric said Robert Trump would be “deeply missed by our entire family.”
“Robert Trump was an incredible man — strong, kind and loyal to the core. Anyone who encountered him felt his warmth immediately,” he said on Twitter.