Trump on Death of Brother: He Was His Best Friend, Losing Him Is Not Easy

President Donald Trump on Aug. 17 spoke about his brother, Robert, who died on Aug. 15, saying it wont be an easy loss.

Its “not [been] a great weekend,” Trump told Fox News. “He was a great guy. He was a tremendous guy.”

He was Trumps “best friend,” and “losing him” is going to be quite hard, the president said.

The White House confirmed over the weekend that Robert Trump died at age 71. It isnt clear what his cause of death was.

“He was always there and he wasnt a jealous person,” Trump said. “He was a very smart guy. He would be there and hed be behind me.”

“When I became president, he was one of the most loyal people. There was no jealousy,” Trump said. “You know, in a lot of families—I hate to say it—but theres jealousy” and competition.

“He was my biggest fan,” he said, adding that people would tell him that Robert was “so thrilled” about what “was happening for the country” after Donald Trump was elected.

“He was so angry with China because of what happened where the plague came in, and they shouldnt have allowed it to happen. They could have stopped it.”

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Robert Trump (L) with Donald Trump at an event in New York on Nov. 3, 1999. (Diane Bonadreff/AP Photo)
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President Donald Trump arrives at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center to visit his sick brother Robert Trump in New York on Aug. 14, 2020. (Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump was referring to the pandemic caused by the CCP virus, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

The president visited his brother at a Manhattan hospital on Aug. 14. Beforehand, he disclosed his brother was in “bad shape” but didnt say what the cause was.

“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” he said in a statement. “He was not just my brother, heRead More From Source

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