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Donald Trump's younger brother Robert is hospitalized


President Trump's younger brother Robert Trump was hospitalized in New York, White House officials confirmed on Friday.

The 72-year-old has been described as "very ill" but details of his condition are not yet known.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed on Friday that Robert had been hospitalized but did not provide details about the nature of his illness.

In a statement to ABC News, McEnany said the president is on "very good terms" with his brother and plans to visit him in the hospital later today.

Robert Trump (left), the president's younger brother, is "very ill" and has been hospitalized in New York, White House officials confirmed on Friday

The 72-year-old had previously been hospitalized for a week in June. He is pictured at right with sister Maryanne and brother Donald in 1990

The 72-year-old had previously been hospitalized for a week in June. He is pictured at right with sister Maryanne and brother Donald in 1990

Robert is the youngest of Fred and Mary Anne MacLeod Trump's five Trump siblings. Picture left to right: Donald, Fred Jr., Robert, Maryanne and Elizabeth

Robert is the youngest of Fred and Mary Anne MacLeod Trump's five Trump siblings. Picture left to right: Donald, Fred Jr., Robert, Maryanne and Elizabeth

Trump was supposed to be traveling to his country club in nearby Bedminster, New Jersey, for the weekend.

Robert, the youngest of the five Trump siblings, had previously been hospitalized for ten days at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in June.

He was admitted to the hospital's neuroscience intensive care unit, where he was being treated for a "serious illness," the Daily Beast reported.

Around the same time, Robert had filed a lawsuit against his niece Mary Trump to prevent her from publishing a scrapbook about the president.

Mary is the daughter of the brothers' oldest sibling, Fred Trump Jr., who struggled with alcoholism and died in 1981 at the age of 43.

Robert filed an injunction claiming that the explosive book "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Made the Most Dangerous Man in the World" was in violation of a confidentiality agreement she signed nearly two decades ago.

In a statement to the New York Times in June, he accused his niece of attempting to "sensitize and misrepresent" her family relationship for her own financial gain.

Robert has openly expressed his support for his brother over the years. He hugs Donald after giving his acceptance speech on Election Day 2016

Robert has openly expressed his support for his brother over the years. He hugs Donald after giving his acceptance speech on Election Day 2016

Robert recently got involved in a lawsuit against niece Mary Trump (left) to prevent her from publishing a scrapbook about the president

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Made the Most Dangerous Man in the World by Mary Trump was published last month

Robert was recently involved in a lawsuit against niece Mary Trump (left) to prevent her from publishing a comprehensive book on the president: Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Made the Most Dangerous Man in the World (right)

"I and the rest of my entire family are so proud of my wonderful brother the President and find Mary's actions a real shame," said Robert.

The explosive treatise was finally published last month after a judge agreed to overturn an injunction preventing Mary from publishing or distributing her work.

The judge said the confidentiality clauses in the 2001 agreement, "in the context of the current circumstances of the Trump family in 2020, would violate public order as a prior restriction on protected language."

The younger Trump has openly expressed his support for his brother over the years.

In an interview with Page 6 ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Robert said he supported his brother's "1,000 percent" campaign.

Robert was married to celebrity Blaine Trump (pictured) until their divorce in 2007. Today he lives on Long Island with his wife Anne Marie Pallan

Robert was married to celebrity Blaine Trump (pictured) until their divorce in 2007. Today he lives on Long Island with his wife Anne Marie Pallan

He later celebrated Donald's victory at the New York Hilton, where the then-President-elect delivered his acceptance speech.

Robert also held a senior position in the family business, but unlike his brother, he has generally maintained a low public profile.

Previously, he was an executive at Trump Organization, where he managed the real estate portfolio outside of Manhattan.

He was married to celebrity Blaine Trump until their divorce in 2007 and currently serves on the board of directors of ZeniMax Media.

Robert also has two older sisters, Elizabeth Trump Grau, a retired executive at Chase Manhattan Bank, and Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired federal judge.

He currently lives in Long Island, where he lives with his wife, Anne Marie Pallan.

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