NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – President Donald Trump on Friday afternoon visited his 72-year-old brother Robert Trump at Weill Cornell Medical College on the Upper East Side. It is unclear exactly why his brother is hospitalized.
“I hope he’s okay,” Trump told reporters upon his arrival at New Jersey’s Morristown Municipal Airport. “He’s having a tough time.”
And earlier at a briefing at the White House, Trump told reporters, “I have a wonderful brother. We’ve 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. He’s having a hard time.”
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Trump had already been scheduled to spend the weekend at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. At 7 p.m., he is scheduled to deliver remarks to the Police Benevolent Association.
Sources told ABC News that Robert is “very ill,” though his exact condition is not known. In June he spent over a week in the intensive care unit at Mount Sinai hospital in June.
Robert made headlines earlier this summer after filing a lawsuit on behalf of the Trump family in an attempt to stop the publication of Mary Trump’s tell-all book, “Too Much and Never Enough.”
He has also worked with his brother as a top executive at the Trump Organization.