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Mary Trump’s account of president’s response to her father’s death resurfaces amid Robert Trump death

People are criticizing the president for golfing as his brother, Robert, died.

Aug 16, 2020, 2:21 pm



Mikael Thalen

Allegations from Mary Trump, the niece of President Donald Trump, have begun resurfacing after the death of his brother Robert Trump on Saturday.

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The younger brother of the president passed away in a New York hospital after spending several days in the intensive care unit.

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Although Trump reportedly visited Robert on Friday, Twitter users decried the president as cold-hearted for reportedly spending Saturday golfing as his brother passed.

The incident is reminiscent of a claim regarding another brother from Mary's forthcoming book, in which Robert attempted to stop from being published with a lawsuit on behalf of the Trump family.

In the book, Mary alleges that Trump went to see a movie in 1981 as her father, and his older brother, Fred died alone in the hospital following an alcohol-induced heart attack at the age of 42.

The claim went viral online Sunday after countless users flooded social media with Mary's account.

"REMINDER: As Trump's older brother Freddy was in hospital dying, he went to the movies," @DeanObeidallah wrote. "Yesterday with his brother Robert dying, Trump played golf. This selfishness defines Trump-it's why he truly doesn't care Americans are dying from Covid."

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Following Robert's death, Trump released a statement describing his sibling as his "best friend."

“He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again," Trump said. "His memory will live on in my heart forever."

A report from the New York Times claims that the president's visit with his brother on Friday lasted less than one hour.

While an official cause of death has not been released, a family friend told the Times that Robert had been suffering brain bleeds after a recent fall.

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*First Published: Aug 16, 2020, 2:21 pm