Trump sees the White House funeral for brother, Robert

President Donald Trump says he can hold a small funeral service at the White House later this week for his younger brother, Robert, who died over the weekend

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is seeking a White House funeral later this week for his younger brother, Robert, who died at a New York City hospital over the weekend.

‘See you Friday. And we can just do a little service here at the White House, “Trump told reporters Monday as he left Washington on a trip to the Midwest.

The president said such a service would be a “great honor” for his brother.

‘I think he would be very honored. He loves our country. He loves our country so much. “He was so proud of what we did and what we do for our country,” Trump said.

Robert Trump, a businessman, died Saturday after being hospitalized in New York. He was 71.

President Trump announced the death of his brother in a statement Saturday that saw his brother as “my best friend” and promised that they “will meet again.”

Trump had visited his brother in the hospital Friday; White House officials had described him as seriously ill. The cause of death has not been released.

Trump discussed the death of his brother during a nationwide broadcast interview Monday.

“It was not a great weekend. It’s very hard. You knew it was going to happen, but even if it did, it’s a very difficult thing to do, “the Fox and Friends president told Fox Channel. “‘He was a great boy. He was an enormous servant. He was my friend. I think they say best friend, and that’s true. And getting rid of him, not easy.”

Trump said that Robert Trump had always supported him and that there was no rivalry between them.

“There was no jealousy … he was my biggest fan,” Trump said.


Associated Press writer Jill Colvin contributed to this report.