“Mr. President, Jill and I are unhappy to be taught of your youthful brother Robert’s passing,” Biden mentioned on Twitter. “I do know the great ache of shedding a liked one — and I understand how essential household is in moments like these. I hope you recognize that our prayers are with you all.”
“It’s with heavy coronary heart I share that my fantastic brother, Robert, peacefully handed away tonight. He was not simply my brother, he was my finest good friend. He can be enormously missed, however we’ll meet once more. His reminiscence will stay on in my coronary heart eternally. Robert, I really like you. Relaxation in peace,” the President mentioned.
Donald Trump is anticipated to attend his brother’s funeral. Nonetheless no particulars have been instantly out there on plans. Moreover, a supply acquainted mentioned the President personally dictated the White Home assertion on his brother.
The President referred to as his brother’s hospital room late on Saturday because it appeared his dying was close to, two individuals aware of the matter informed CNN. It isn’t clear whether or not they linked or whether or not Robert Trump’s situation allowed him to talk by telephone with the President.
Donald Trump made a final minute choice to go to New York Friday to go to his brother as he headed to New Jersey for the weekend.
Robert Trump had been admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.
Particulars of Robert Trump’s sickness haven’t been launched. He had been sick for a number of months, an individual aware of data of the matter informed CNN.
Throughout a White Home briefing on Friday, Trump declined to offer reporters with particulars on his brother’s sickness.
“I’ve an exquisite brother. We now have an excellent relationship for a very long time, from day one, so very long time in the past. And he is within the hospital proper now,” Trump mentioned Friday when requested about his brother.
“Hopefully he’ll be alright, however he is — he is fairly — he is having a tough time,” he added.
Later Friday as he headed to see his brother Trump informed reporters: “He is having a tricky time.”
The youthful Trump was beforehand hospitalized in June with an undisclosed severe situation CNN has beforehand reported.
Robert Trump had served as an govt vice chairman of the Trump Group. A part of his duties together with overseeing the group’s Atlantic Metropolis casinos.
Robert Trump was born in 1948 and was one in every of 4 siblings to the President, together with the late Fred Trump, Jr. He was a former prime govt on the Trump Group. He married Ann Marie Pallan earlier this 12 months and was beforehand married to Blaine (Beard) Trump.
Earlier than his dying, Robert Trump resided in Millbrook, New York, within the Hudson Valley.
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, Maegan Vazquez, Kristen Holmes and Kevin Liptak and Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.