By Spy Uganda
USA: America is engulfed in grief following the untimely death of businessman Robert Trump, the younger brother of US president Donald Trump, who died aged 71.
Trump visited his younger brother at the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center on Friday, where he had been bedridden for days.
“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” Trump said in a statement on Saturday night.
Robert Trump, who was two years younger than the president, was a business executive and real estate developer.
Trump is expected to attend his brother’s funeral. However no details were immediately available about the funeral arrangements.
Additionally, a source familiar to White House said the President personally dictated the White House statement on his brother.
“Uncle Robert, we love you. You are in our hearts and prayers, always,” Ivanka Trump posted on Twitter Saturday night.
Separately, several people who spoke to Trump Saturday said he appeared saddened by the loss of his brother.
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. RIP.