Donald Trump said Monday that he is considering holding at the White House a small funeral service for his ‘biggest fan’ and late younger brother Robert on Friday afternoon
Donald Trump said Monday that he is considering holding at the White House a small funeral service for his ‘biggest fan’ and late younger brother Robert on Friday afternoon.
‘We’re looking at Friday.
And we may do just a small service right here in the White House for สล็อต my brother. We’re looking at doing that. That would be, I think, a great honor to him,’ Trump told reporters on the South Lawn before boarding Marine One.
‘I think he’d be greatly honored,’ the president continued.
‘He loves our country – he loved our country so much. He was so proud of what we were doing and what we are doing for our country. So, I think it would be appropriate.’
Trump on Monday is visiting Minnesota where he will make remarks on the economy and jobs and then do the same in Wisconsin – on the same day Democrats kick off their four-day convention.
The president’s younger brother, Robert Trump, died at age 71 on Saturday – just one day after Trump visited him in the hospital in New York.
Trump told Fox & Friends Monday morning that Robert was his ‘biggest fan.’
‘When I became president, he was, I think, one of the most loyal people,’ the president said of his brother, who was the youngest of the five Trump siblings.
‘There was no jealously… There was not an ounce of jealousy.’
‘He’d go around talking about how great this is for the country and ‘it’s so incredible’ and he was my biggest fan,’ Trump told the Fox News morning show panel.
President Donald Trump told reporters Monday that he is considering holding a ‘small’ service for his late younger brother Robert Trump at the White House on Friday afternoon
‘I think he’d be greatly honored,’ the president said of his brother.
‘He loved our country so much. He was so proud of what we were doing… So, I think it would be appropriate’
The White House announced Saturday that Robert Trump, pictured with older brother Donald in 1999, had died.
He was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan in serious condition
In a rare but brief interview in December, Robert said his brother had been doing ‘fantastic’, when asked how the president was holding up during his impeachment trial.
He is seen above in December 2019
He added: ‘People would tell me all the time, ‘I spoke to your brother and your brother was so thrilled and so thrilled at what was happening’.’
Although Trump did not say if he wanted to transport Robert’s body to Washington, สล็อต D.C.
for the service, only one known service for a non-president has taken place in the White House.
Willie Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s son, died in February 1862 of typhoid fever aged 11, and his family held a private service in the Green Room before his burial.
Woodrow Wilson’s first wife, Ellen Louise Axson Wilson died of Bright’s disease in August 1914, although it is unclear if she had a funeral service in the executive mansion.
Lincoln and fellow assassinated presidents John F.
Kennedy and William McKinley all lay in state in the East Room. James Garfield, who was also assassinated, did not have a White House funeral but did lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda.
Other presidents who died while in office, like Franklin Roosevelt, also lay in state at the White House.
In a statement released Saturday night, Trump, 74, said: ‘It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight.
‘He was not just my brother, he was my best friend,’ the president continued.
‘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.’
Robert, who reportedly took blood thinners, had suffered recent brain bleeds that began after a recent fall, according to a close friend of the family, who spoke to .
Over the past few weeks, he had not been able to speak on the phone, according to the family friend.
Rudy Giuliani, the president’s lawyer, was among the first to pay tribute to Robert.
‘Robert Trump has a big heart,’ he tweeted. ‘As a former Mayor I know how much he did to help New Yorkers in need.
‘We have lost a really good man. My love, prayers and condolences to the #Trump family.’
Trump told Fox & friends in a call-in interview Monday that Robert was his ‘biggest fan’
Trump arrived at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center on Friday afternoon waring a mask to visit his ailing younger brother
Trump left Manhattan on Friday afternoon to fly to Bedminster, New Jersey, having said goodbye to his brother in hospital
From left to right: Robert, Elizabeth, Freddy, Donald and Maryanne Trump.
Robert was the youngest of the five siblings