Donald Trump’s younger brother dies

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Donald Trump’s younger brother dies


Robert and Donald Trump embrace following the 2016 election

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Robert Trump, pictured here after his brother’s election win in 2016, used to manage Trump’s real-estate investments

President Donald Trump has paid tribute to his “best friend” and youngest brother following his death at 71.

“It is with [a] heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” he said in a statement on Saturday.

The president had visited his brother in hospital in New York the day before his death, telling reporters: “He’s having a hard time.”

It is unclear what caused Robert Trump’s death.

A number of US media reports suggested he had been seriously ill.

“He was not just my brother, he was my best friend,” Donald Trump said in a statement on Saturday. “His memory will live on in my heart forever.”

President Trump’s son Eric described his uncle as an “incredible man – strong, kind and loyal to the

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