Former Vice President Joe Biden and his operating mate Sen. Kamala Harris on Sunday available their condolences to President Trump on the passing of his young brother, Robert, indicating their “prayers” are with him and “the whole Trump family.”
“Mr. President, Jill and I are unfortunate to discover of your more youthful brother Robert’s passing,” Biden tweeted Sunday early morning. “I know the huge agony of dropping a beloved one — and I know how critical family is in moments like these.”
Biden included: “I hope you know that our prayers are with you all.”
Harris, D-Calif., also joined in giving prayers to the Trump spouse and children.
“Doug and I join the Biden relatives in sending our deepest condolences and prayers to the total Trump loved ones throughout this tricky time,” Harris tweeted Sunday. “Losing a loved a single is under no circumstances easy but know that we are contemplating of you.”
The tweets appear soon after the president introduced late Saturday night time that his brother, Robert Trump, had passed absent at the age of 71.
“It is with hefty coronary heart I share that my superb brother, Robert, peacefully handed away tonight,” the president wrote in an formal White Residence statement Saturday night time. “He was not just my brother, he was my greatest friend. He will be enormously missed, but we will meet again. His memory will are living on in my heart permanently.”
The president extra: “Robert, I enjoy you. Relaxation in peace.”
The president had traveled to New York on Friday to go to his ailing brother. A senior administration formal experienced claimed the president “has a incredibly fantastic partnership with his brother and his brother is extremely unique to him.”
Robert, who died just 11 times prior to what would have been his 72nd birthday, had reportedly invested additional than a week in the intensive care device at Mount Sinai Medical center in New York Town before this summertime.
Robert Trump is the president’s youngest brother and the youngest of the five Trump siblings: Maryanne Trump Barry, 83, a retired federal decide Fred Trump Jr., who died in 1981 at the age of 43 Donald, 74, who is in the middle Elizabeth Trump Grau, 78, a retired financial institution government, and then Robert.
Like his president brother, Robert Trump joined the spouse and children business enterprise and was a top rated executive at the Trump Business.
Robert Trump had pulled back from the public check out in latest many years and explained himself as “gainfully retired” dwelling in Millbrook, N.Y. But Robert experienced occur back again into the highlight not too long ago, as he regularly attempted to block publication of his niece Mary Trump’s new ebook, “Too Much and Never Plenty of.”
He asked for a restraining buy to stop the reserve from staying released, stating its publication would be a violation of the will she signed of the family members patriarch Fred Trump Sr.
“Her endeavor to sensationalize and mischaracterize our family marriage right after all of these many years for her personal monetary gain is each a travesty and injustice to the memory of my late brother, Fred, and our beloved dad and mom,” he stated. “I and the rest of my total relatives are so very pleased of my amazing brother, the president, and really feel that Mary’s steps are definitely a disgrace,” Robert Trump explained to the New York Periods in a statement.
Fox News’ Morgan Phillips contributed to this report.