President Donald Trump’s younger brother Robert is said to be “very ill” in a New York City hospital, sources told ABC News. The president later said in a press briefing that his brother was “having a hard time.” The White House said that Trump and his brother “have a very good relationship” and that the president would provide more details about Robert’s condition later. On Friday afternoon, Trump visited his brother at Weill Cornell Hospital.
In June, Robert, 71, spent at least 10 days in an intensive-care unit in New York before launching legal action to try and stop the publication of his niece Mary’s explosive tell-all book. The Daily Beast previously reported the younger Trump spent time at the Mount Sinai hospital’s neurosciences intensive care unit (NSICU) in New York and was treated for a serious condition. He was readmitted and received specialized care in July.