Trump’s brother Robert has died “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend”

Moments ago, President Trump announced that his brother, Robert, has died.

“He was not just my brother, he was my best friend” Trump said in a statement.

President Trump visited his brother yesterday at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.

Robert Trump had served as an executive vice president of the Trump Organization

This is the full statement:

Office of the Press Secretary:

For Immediate Release:

“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,”

January of 2016, Robert told a reporter at PageSix “I support Donald one thousand percent. I think he’s doing a great job. I think he’s got a great message.”

“If he were to need me in any way, I’d be there,” Robert added “Anything I could do to help.”

Robert Trump told the NY Times he was “deeply disappointed” in Mary Trump’s “tell all” book.

In June Robert filed a restraining order and tried to get the publishing of the book blocked, but lost in court and the book “Too Much and Never Enough” was published in July to his disappointment.

Eric Trump tweeted in response to Robert’s death “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.”

GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy wrote “Very sorry to learn of the loss of President Trump‘s brother, Robert. Please join me in keeping the entire Trump family in our prayers.”

Franklin Graham wrote “My prayers are with @POTUS@realDonaldTrump and the family as his brother, Robert, passed away today. The President shared that Robert was not only his brother, but his best friend. I know they would appreciate your prayers as well during this time.”

Steve Scalise wrote “Praying for @realDonaldTrump and the entire Trump family tonight. Rest In Peace, Robert Trump!”

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