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Robert Trump hugs his brother, Donald Trump, on Election Night 2016. (Photo: YouTube.)

Robert Trump, brother of president, dies at 71

Murphy says he extended prayers to president in call today

By David Wildstein, August 15 2020 11:56 pm

Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, died on Saturday evening at a hospital in New York.  He was 71.

“He was not just my brother, he was my best friend,” Trump said in a statement.  “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.”

Gov.  Phil Murphy offered his condolences to Trump on Twitter.

“(Donald Trump) and I spoke earlier today, and I extended my heartfelt prayers for his brother at this difficult time,” Murphy said.  “I know the grief the President is feeling, having also lost my brother.”

Robert Trump is the first sibling of a sitting president to die since Arthur Eisenhower in 1958.

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