Over the course of his political career, he has accustomed the public to controversial outings. However, this Saturday, August 15, it is with surprising emotion that Donald Trump announced sad news. “It is with a heavy heart that I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, died peacefully this evening,” said the President of the United States 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,” continued the ex-real estate mogul. He would have visited the deceased this Friday, August 14, on the eve of his disappearance.
On their own Twitter accounts, Ivanka and Eric Trump also paid poignant tributes to their uncle. “You are in our hearts and in our prayers, always,” the first commented. The second hailed “an incredible man – strong, kind and loyal.” While no cause of death has been made public, the British daily The Times reported that Robert Trump had suffered brain hemorrhages following a fall. For its part, the New York Times revealed that he passed away at the age of 71. Because if Donald Trump is known to the whole world, the one who took his last breath is much less. A businessman, like his older brother, Robert Trump started his career in finance on Wall Street before joining the family business. On the heart, he shared the life of Blaine Trump for 25 years. They divorced in 2008.
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.
– Eric Trump (@EricTrump) August 16, 2020
Uncle Robert, we love you. You are in our hearts and prayers, always.
– Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 16, 2020
But Fred Trump’s youngest son hadn’t inherited the same eccentric personality as his famous brother. The Head of State had described him as being “more discreet and relaxed” than him. “The only guy in my life I’ve ever called ‘honey’,” he added. His fragile health had prompted Robert Trump to be hospitalized for several days in June 2020. “We have had an excellent relationship for a long time, since day one,” said Donald Trump before visiting his brother in New York, “he is in the hospital right now and I hope he’s okay. He’s struggling. “
Donald Trump in mourning © Imago / Panoramic / Bestimage