Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, is hospitalized in New York, the White House confirmed Friday.
Trump is expected to visit his brother Friday in New York, a source familiar with the matter told CNN. The details of his condition remain unknown though he is described by several sources as “very ill.”
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed the hospitalization to ABC News, adding that the president and his brother “have a very good relationship” and that the president would be providing more details later.
“Can confirm the report that the President’s brother is hospitalized,” deputy press secretary Judd Deere told CNN.
JUST IN: President Trump will stop in NYC this afternoon to visit his brother Robert, who is said to be very ill in the hospital. Senior Admin official says, “He has a very good relationship with his brother and his brother is very special to him.”
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) August 14, 2020
A senior administration official said Friday that the President “has a very good relationship with his brother and his brother is very special to him.” Robert Trump was a former top executive at the Trump Organization. He’s one of four other siblings to the President.
In June, Robert Trump was hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Mount Sinai hospital in New York for more than a week.
NEWS – Pres Trump brother Robert hospitalized in NY sources say "very ill" POTUS expected to visit him today – @PressSec confirms @ABC adding Trump & brother have "a very good relationship" & @realDonaldTrump would provide more details soon w/ @KFaulders https://t.co/tN1IHUW2YV
— John Santucci (@Santucci) August 14, 2020
Robert Trump was most recently in the news after he led a lawsuit on behalf of the Trump family seeking to stop publication of a tell-all book by the president’s niece, Mary, titled “Too Much and Never Enough”. The Trump family claimed Mary Trump’s book was a violation of a nondisclosure agreement she signed in connection to a financial settlement she received from the family years prior.
Robert Trump said at the time of the suit earlier this year that he was “deeply disappointed” in his niece’s decision to write such a book and that he and the “entire family” were “so proud of my wonderful brother, the president.”
This is a developing story.