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US President Trump announced the death of his younger brother Robert.

“It is with a heavy heart that I announce that today my wonderful brother Robert has passed away. He was not just my brother, he was my best friend, “- said in a statement published on the White House website.

The White House announced the hospitalization of Robert Trump on August 14. According to media reports, he was seriously ill for several months. On the same day, the US President said that he visited his brother in a hospital in New York, noting that he was going through “hard times.”

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Robert Trump was born in 1948. He held a high position at the Trump Organization before retiring. In January 2016, when the older brother was running for president, the younger said that he supported him “one thousand percent.”

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