Robert Trump, the younger brother of US President Donald Trump, is hospitalized in New York, the White House confirmed on Friday, August 14.
Details of Robert’s condition was not immediately disclosed, but officials said the president’s brother is seriously ill.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed Robert’s hospitalization to ABC News, and later the president addressed the situation.
Donald confirmed the news saying it was unfortunate that this brother was having a bad time in hospital, however, hoping that he will be alright soon.
“I have a wonderful brother. We’ve had a great relationship for a long time, from day one. And he’s in the hospital right now, and hopefully he’ll be alright, but he is pretty, he’s having a bad time,” Donald said.
In June, Robert was also hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Mount Sinai hospital in New York for more than a week.
Recently, Robert who is one of four siblings to the president filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Trump family seeking to stop publication of a tell-all book by the president’s niece Mary titled Too Much and Never Enough.
Donald said Mary’s book was a violation of a non-disclosure agreement she signed in connection with a financial settlement she received from the Trump family.
Mary is the daughter of the brothers’ eldest sibling, Fred Trump Jr, who struggled with alcoholism and died in 1981 at the age of 43.
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