Trump’s younger brother Robert, 72, who sued president’s niece to stop publication of tell-all book about family is hospitalized in NYC in critical condition
- Robert Trump, 72, has been admitted to the hospital in New York
- The president’s younger brother was described by sources as ‘very ill’
- White House on Friday said President Trump will visit his brother on Friday
President Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, has been hospitalized in New York, White House officials confirmed on Friday.
The 72-year-old has been described as ‘very ill’, however details of his condition are still unknown.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed Robert had been admitted to the hospital in a statement to ABC News, but did not provide details on the nature of his illness.
Robert Trump (left), the president’s younger brother, is ‘very ill’ and has been admitted to the hospital in New York
Robert is the youngest of the five Trump siblings. Pictured left to right: Donald, Fred Jr, Robert, Maryanne, and Elizabeth
McEnany said the president has a ‘very good relationship’ with his brother and plans to visit him in the hospital later today.
Trump is due to travel to his country club in nearby Bedminster, New Jersey, for the weekend.
Robert, the youngest of the five Trump siblings, spent more than a week in the intensive care unit at Mount Sinai Hospital in June.
He was recently involved in a legal battle against niece Mary Trump, the daughter of Fred Trump Jr, to block her from publishing a tell-all book on the president.
‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man’, was released last month after a judge agreed to lift an order preventing Mary from publicizing or distributing her work.
Robert had sued his niece claiming the book violated the terms of a confidentiality agreement she signed nearly two decades ago.
The judge said the confidentiality clauses in the 2001 agreement, ‘viewed in the context of the current Trump family circumstances in 2020, would offend public policy as a prior restraint on protected speech.’
Donald Trump, Maryanne Trump, and Robert Trump pictured in 1990