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Robert Trump, the president’s brother, has died

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/15/20, 11:59 pm

President Donald Trump described his younger brother Robert as kind and agreeable: “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend.” Robert Trump died on Saturday at age 71. The president visited his brother at a hospital in New York on Friday after White House officials said he became seriously ill.

What was Robert Trump like? He began his career on Wall Street working in corporate finance but later joined the family business, managing real estate holdings as a top executive in the Trump Organization. When the elder Trump ran for president in 2016, his brother said he supported him “1,000 percent.” Their oldest brother, Fred Trump Jr., died in 1981. They have two surviving sisters, Elizabeth Trump Grau and Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired federal appeals judge. Robert Trump’s first wife, Blaine Trump, and his current wife, Ann Marie Pallan, whom he married in March, survive him.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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    West Coast Gramma
    Posted: Mon, 08/17/2020 01:15 pm

    My sympathies to President Trump on the death of his brother.