Funeral for Robert Trump, President Trump’s brother, to take place on Friday

WASHINGTON — The funeral for Robert Trump is expected to take place on Friday after he died in Manhattan on Saturday at the age of 71, President Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday.

The president said there would also likely be a “small service” at the White House. It’s unclear if Trump plans to attend the funeral for his younger brother and details of the burial are unknown.

The youngest Trump scion died just days after he was hospitalized on Friday, with the president rushing to New York to visit his brother at his bedside for close to an hour.

Robert also spent a week in intensive care at Mount Sinai Hospital in June and reportedly suffered brain bleeds since a recent fall, a family friend told the New York Times.

The death appears to have hit the president hard, with Trump describing him as his “best friend.”

“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” the president said in a statement.

“He was not just my brother, he was my best friend,” he went on. “He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever.

“Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.”

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