On Saturday night Robert Trump passed away at the age of 71. Born on August 26, 1948, Robert Stewart Trump, the youngest of five, passed away in Manhattan, the cause is currently unknown. In a conference, President Donald Trump speaks on his brother being ill and needing hospitalization for a few days. Some speculate that Robert was hospitalized and died due to COVID-19, but this possible cause of death was not confirmed. President Trump releases a statement relating to the death of his younger brother stating, “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.” He explained in his statement that Robert had died in peace and was surrounded by loved ones.
After a recent fall, Robert was constantly having brain bleeds and was prescribed blood thinners. Robert endorsed and supported Donald, especially when he was running for the presidency. Although according to close friends and family, Robert had always lived in Donald’s shadow, he would do what his older brother told him to do and was constantly taking the criticism for Donald’s mistakes. He was known to be the quiet one and the absolute opposite of his brother. After an incident involving Donald’s Taj Mahal Casino, he asked Robert to oversee operations, and with things not going so well, the two had a huge fight. According to John O’Donnell, an executive at the casino, things were never the same between the two. Robert was never really in the public eye after that fight.
After a divorce with Blaine Beard, Robert adopted Blaine’s son, Christopher, from an earlier marriage. This year he married Ann Marie and lived with her in Millbrook, New York.