El hermano menor del mandatario estadounidense murió en Nueva York.
Este sábado, a los 71 años murió Robert Trump, hermano menor del Presidente estadounidense Donald Trump.
La información fue confirmada por CNN Politics, que señala que el hermano del mandatario murió en el New York-Presbyterian Hospital en Manhattan.
«Con gran pesar comparto que mi maravilloso hermano, Robert, falleció pacíficamente esta noche. No solo era mi hermano, era mi mejor amigo. Lo extrañaremos mucho, pero nos volveremos a encontrar. Su recuerdo vivirá en mi corazón para siempre. Robert, te amo. Descansa en paz , señaló Trump en un comunicado.
De momento se desconocen las causas del deceso de Robert, sin embargo, el hermano del Presidente estadounidense se encontraba delicado de salud hace meses.
Trump vió a su hermano el pasado viernes en el hospital, en donde señaló a la prensa que «está pasando por un momento difícil».
En su momento, también se negó a dar mayores detalles sobre la salud de su hermano.
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Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, dead at age 72
Updated 0243 GMT (1043 HKT) August 16, 2020
(CNN)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.
«I have a wonderful brother. We have a great relationship for a long time, from day one, so long time ago. And he’s in the hospital right now,» Trump said Friday when asked about his brother.
«Hopefully he’ll be alright, but he’s — he’s pretty — he’s having a hard time,» he added.
Later Friday as he headed to see his brother Trump told reporters: «He’s having a tough time.»
The younger Trump was previously hospitalized in June with an undisclosed serious condition CNN has previously reported.
Robert Trump had served as an executive vice president of the Trump Organization. Part of his duties including overseeing the organization’s Atlantic City casinos.
Robert Trump was born in 1948 and was one of four siblings to the President, including the late Fred Trump, Jr. He was a former top executive at the Trump Organization. He married Ann Marie Pallan earlier this year and was previously married to Blaine (Beard) Trump.
Before his death, Robert Trump resided in Millbrook, New York, in the Hudson Valley.
In June, Robert Trump filed a temporary restraining order in an attempt to block the publication of an unflattering tell-all book by Mary Trump, Fred Trump Jr.’s daughter.
Robert Trump said in a statement to The New York Times at the time that he was «deeply disappointed» in Mary Trump’s decision to publish the book, which included details about the President’s family, childhood and upbringing.
Mary Trump said in an interview with Greenpeace earlier this week that Robert Trump had been sick and hospitalized «a couple of times in the last three months.»
This story has been updated with additional developments.