Robert Trump, younger brother of President Trump, died Saturday night, the White House confirmed in a statement from the president. He was 71.
“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” the president wrote.
“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.”
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.