(PoliticalLookout.com)- President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he would be visiting a New York hospital where his younger brother, Robert Trump, has been admitted and is “very ill.” Officials confirmed on Friday that 72-year-old Robert Trump had been admitted to hospital, but the details of his condition were not confirmed.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed the news during a White House press briefing on Friday. In a statement to ABC News, the White House said that the president enjoys a “very good relationship” with his brother.
President Trump was scheduled to pay a visit to his country club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he would work over the weekend. However, the trip was delayed by his decision to visit his brother.
While many have speculated that Robert Trump may be suffering from coronavirus, it may not necessarily be the case. He was hospitalized in June this year, spending over a week in intensive care at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
Until more details emerge, little else can be said on the matter. It is safe to assume, however, that President Trump would not be visiting the hospital unless precautions were taken to ensure that he was not exposed to the coronavirus while visiting. That fact alone suggests that his brother may well be suffering from another condition.
But who knows.
Robert Trump hit the news earlier this year when he sued to stop his niece, Mary Trump, publishing a book in which she makes a huge number of dubious accusations about President Donald Trump. Robert Trump contended that the publishing of the book would “violate a pact among family members” but regardless, Mary Trump went ahead with it and appeared on a number of television shows.
In a series of interviews, including one with far-left hosts on “The View,” Mary Trump claims that President Trump considers weakness of any kind to be a “fatal flaw” (as if that’s a bad thing). In others, she even claimed that she has heard the president use the n-word in private company.
The claim is dubious, obviously, given how much time President Donald Trump has spent with civil rights leaders throughout his long history working with politicians in both parties.