President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, is hospitalized in New York.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed the news to ABC News. The outlet described Robert’s condition as “very ill.”
Donald Trump is expected to visit his brother Friday ― he was already scheduled to spend time at his nearby country club in New Jersey.
Donald and Robert are reportedly quite close. A senior administration official told CNN “his brother is very special to him.”
Robert Trump, 72, spent more than a week at Mount Sinai hospital’s neurosciences intensive care unit in June, The Daily Beast reported at the time.
Two days after he was discharged he sued his niece, Mary Trump, in an attempt to stop the publication of her tell-all book on the Trump family.
“I and the rest of my entire family are so proud of my wonderful brother, the president, and feel that Mary’s actions are truly a disgrace,” Robert Trump said in a statement at the time.
In addition to Robert, the President has three other siblings, including the late Fred Trump, Jr.
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