Funeral for Robert Trump at White House Friday

“He loved our country so much,” President Trump said.

Members of the Trump family arrived at the White House Friday to attend the private funeral of the president’s younger brother, Robert Trump. Several dozen other guests attended the services in the East Room.

In announcing the service for his brother, who passed away last Saturday, the president said, “I think he’d be greatly honored [to have the service at the White House]. He loves our country. He loved our country so much. He was so proud of what we were doing and what we are doing for our country.”

Robert Trump was born in 1948, the youngest of five children of Fred and Mary Anne Trump. After graduating from Boston University, where he was captain of the men’s soccer team, he used his degree in economics in his employment at the Trump Organization real estate business.

He had a long-term marriage to Blaine, whose son he adopted. After that marriage ended, Robert was married this past March to Ann Marie.

Of his brother, the president said, “Robert is soft-spoken and easygoing…very talented and effective.  … He was not only my younger brother—he was my best friend.”

A White House official said that costs for the service at the White House will be privately paid for by the president.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Lord to comfort President Trump and the rest of the Trump family as they mourn the loss of Robert Trump.
  • With thanks for the “best-friend” legacy left by Robert for his brother, the president, and the affection the two men had for each other.

Sources: CNN, CBS News


Back to top