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Reports: President's brother 'very ill' in New York hospital

Reports: President's brother 'very ill' in New York hospital
Posted at 8:36 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 12:09:53-04

President Donald Trump’s brother, Robert, is in a New York hospital Friday, according to multiple reports.

ABC News first reported the news of Robert Trump’s health concerns, saying the details of his condition remain unknown, only that sources say he is “very ill.”

White House spokesperson Judd Deere says the president is expected to visit his 72-year-old brother at a hospital in Manhattan on Friday. Trump was already scheduled to visit his property in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Friday.

Robert Trump has been in the news recently for leading legal action by the Trump family against Mary Trump, the president’s niece. Mary Trump published a book, “Too Much and Never Enough” about the Trump family earlier this summer.

Robert is the youngest of the president’s three living siblings; he has an older and younger sister. Their older brother, Fred Trump Jr., died in 1981.