BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump's brother Robert dies in New York hospital at the age of 72 the day after the President's visit
- 72-year-old Robert Trump died in hospital on Saturday after being visited by the president
Donald Trump's brother Robert, 72, died in hospital just a day after the President's hospital visit in New York.
The president said in a statement on Saturday evening: “It is not with a heavy heart that I share that my wonderful brother Robert passed away peacefully tonight.
“He wasn't just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be missed very much, but we will meet again. His memory will live forever in my heart. Robert i love you Rest in peace. & # 39;
Robert Trump, pictured with his older brother Donald in 1999, was admitted to the New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan in severe condition. The White House announced his death on Saturday
President Trump arrived at New York's Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center after flying into town late Friday afternoon
Robert's death came a day after the President visited him in New York City while he was hospitalized in serious condition.
Trump was seen wearing a protective face mask when he arrived at New York's Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in Lennox Hill late Friday afternoon.
Robert was hospitalized and described as "very ill", but details of his illness are still unknown.
During a press conference at the White House, the president said his brother was "having a hard time" but did not explain why he was hospitalized.