UPDATED 12:30 PM PT – Friday, August 14, 2020
The president’s younger brother has been hospitalized in New York.
According to reports confirmed by the White House, Robert Trump was taken to the hospital on Friday. His condition is currently unknown, but he was said to be “very ill.”
A senior Trump administration official has confirmed President Trump will stop to visit Robert on his way to Bedminster, New Jersey.
The official was quoted saying, “the president has a very good relationship with his brother and his brother is very special to him.”
“Yeah, I have a wonderful brother. We have had a great relationship for a long time, from day one. That’s a long time ago. He’s in the hospital right now. Hopefully he’ll be alright, but he’s having a hard time.” – Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States
President Trump on his brother Robert: I have a wonderful brother. We’ve had a great relationship for a long time. He’s in the hospital right now. pic.twitter.com/JQnSLUiRlg
— Wojciech Pawelczyk (@Woj_Pawelczyk) August 14, 2020
The White House is expected to share updates on his condition later in the day.