This Friday, August 21, Donald Trump appeared with his face closed, saddened, alongside his wife Melania Trump. The President of the United States buried his brother Robert, who died in New York at the age of 71. A ceremony during which Donald Trump delivered a eulogy lasting about ten minutes. Some guests were present, nearly 150. Among them, the son of President Donald Trump Jr, his companion Kimberly Guilfoyle, Vice President Mike Pence or the former mayor of New York and support of Donald Trump Rudolph Giuliani.
The place of the funeral is of particular importance since it is … the White House. “It was the first time that a president had held a funeral there for a member of his family in about 100 years ago,” the New York Times explained, relying on the association’s history of the White House. Several relatives of the president confided that they were not surprised by this choice, given the love that Donald Trump had for his brother Robert. “It’s clearly very rare. But the White House is their family home and they can therefore use it as long as it is in power,” said Anita McBride, member of the association, quoted by The New York Times. Donald Trump will also pay the costs incurred.
“He wasn’t just my brother, he was my best friend”
Very close to his brother, Donald Trump had published a moving tribute to the announcement of his death. “It is with a heavy heart that I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, died peacefully this evening,” he said in a statement relayed by the American magazine People. “He was not only my brother, he was my best friend. He will be sadly missed, but we will see each other again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace,” concluded the president campaigning for his re-election.
United States President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, family and friends © Backgrid