Donald Trump latest news: President’s brother Robert died at 71 'after brain bleed following recent fall' – LIVE updates

DONALD Trump's younger brother Robert died after suffering brain bleeds from a recent fall, according to reports.

Robert was rushed to hospital in New York earlier this week, before passing away a day later at the age of 71.

President Trump said in an emotional statement last night: "It is with a heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight."

A cause of death has not officially been revealed, but a family friend told the New York Times that Robert had been suffering brain bleeds and had not been able to speak on the phone for the last few weeks.

Meanwhile, the president has hit out at the mail-in voting system once again, tweeting out on Saturday: "The Democrats know the 2020 Election will be a fraudulent mess. Will maybe never know who won!"

The POTUS has regularly slammed the system, having previously claimed that- without any factual evidence – it is "rigged".

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  • TROLLS ATTACK TRUMP SAYING 'WRONG TRUMP' DIED

    Heartless Twitter users trolled Donald Trump just minutes after the death of his beloved younger brother saying the “wrong Trump” died.

    The 71-year-old Robert Trump died Saturday night after being hospitalized in New York for brain bleeds caused by a recent fall.

    Almost immediately after, tweets calling for the president’s death were posted using the hashtag wrongtrump, which quickly became the number four trending topic on the website.

    “Dear Grim Reaper, You took the wrongtrump,” wrote Twitter user @TalbertSwan, whose account bio claims he’s a pastor and NAACP president.

    Talbert’s account had been reportedly permanently banned “for hateful conduct” in 2019, masslive.com reported.

    Some users claimed the president, who has been in New York over the weekend to visit his brother, only came to spend “his time golfing and tweeting.”

  • AMERICANS WON'T RECEIVE $1,200 STIMULUS 'FOR AT LEAST A MONTH'

    American citizens waiting patiently for their promised $1,200 stimulus check have to hold tight for at least another month after Congress went into recess without a deal.

    Stalled negotiations could now resume in September, despite Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin saying Republicans have the backing from President Donald Trump to ensure payments would be made in August.

    The Senate and House of Representatives have now both adjourned until September, meaning a deal may not be reached until October.

    The Senate will get back to work on September 8 and The House of Representatives on September 14.

    So a question remains over when the payment will come through given the stalemate between the political parties.

    Members of Congress are needed to vote on a stimulus package in person.

  • TRUMP CAMPAIGN PLAN DIGITAL ADS DURING DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

    U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign will sink millions of dollars into a digital ad campaign.

    The campaign is set to kick off next week during the Democratic presidential convention, a Trump campaign spokesman confirmed.

    The Democratic National Convention begins on Monday and will conclude on Thursday with former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepting his party's nomination to take on Trump in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

  • TRUMP SLAMS BIDEN FOR 'NEVER TAKING QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS'

    Trump took aim at ‘Sleepy Joe’ Biden for "never taking questions" on Sunday by sharing a clip of reporters not asking him anything.

    Just days after a reporter confronted the president with a pointed question about "all the lying you've done“, Trump hit back at his rival by sharing a recent clip of the former VP appearing to not take any questions from the press.

    “Very strange. Sleepy Joe never takes questions,” Trump blasted over Twitter Saturday.

    “Also, his reporters have zero drive. Why can’t my reporters behave like that? Something is going on!”

    Accompanying the tweet was a clip from a Friday press event with Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

    In the clip staffers appear to rush the press out of the room before Joe Biden can answer any questions.

  • TRUMP QUESTIONED BY REPORTER OVER 'ALL THE LYING YOU'VE DONE'

    Donald Trump swiftly ignored a reporter who asked “do you regret all the lying you've done” at a White House press briefing this week.

    SV Dáte confronted Trump with the question he said he'd been waiting five years to ask.

    The Huffington Post White House correspondent fired the question from a seat in Thursday's press pool.

    “Mr President, after three and a half years presidency, do you regret at all, all the lying you’ve done to the American people?” Dáte asked.

    “All the what?” Trump replied.

    Dáte continued his line of questioning, adding: “All the lying, all the dishonesties.”

    Trump again responded with a question of his own, asking: “That who has done?”

    “You have done,” said Dáte.

    “Tens of thousan…”, he began to say, before Trump cut him off and called on another journalist, who then asked a question about payroll tax.

    In July, the Washington Post reported that Trump had told more than 20,000 “false or misleading claims” over the course of his presidency.

  • FAMILY LEGAL BATTLE

    The President and his family lost their legal battle to block his niece Mary Trump from publishing Too Much And Never Enough: How My Family Created The World's Most Dangerous Man memoir.

    Robert Trump had attempted to stop the book written by Mary, 55, from being released, claiming it contained private information about their family.

    But the lawsuit was thrown out by a Queens judge, as Justice Peter Kelly said the attempt fell “outside the parameters” of the court.

    Yet, Robert's attorney claimed that the book violates a non-disclosure agreement, vowing to re-file the suit in the Supreme Court of New York.

    Meanwhile, Mary Trump's lawyer said the lawsuit was a “baseless request to suppress a book of utmost public importance.”

    Mary has called on her uncle Donald to resign from his post as President.

    In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, she said: “He is utterly incapable of leading this country and it's dangerous to allow him to do so … based on what I've seen my entire adult life.”

    The book is set to be released in August to coincide with the pre-election Republican National Convention.

  • WHO ARE DONALD TRUMP'S SIBLINGS?

    The businessman and POTUS Donald Trump has three siblings.

    His parents, Fred and Mary Anne Trump, had five children together.

    Donald was the fourth to be born and he has a younger brother Robert, two elder sisters Maryanne and Elizabeth, and an elder brother Fred Jr.

    The president reportedly had a “very good relationship” with Robert.

    Trump's eldest sister Maryanne was a senior federal judge on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, but became inactive in 2017 after her brother took office.

    Fred Trump, who died aged 42 in 1981, was Donald Trump's older brother and second eldest sibling.

    He died from a heart attack as a result of alcoholism – which caused the President to avoid alcohol and cigarettes.

    Elizabeth, now aged 78, is also older than Donald and third eldest in the family.

    She worked as an executive for Chase Manhattan Bank, before retiring to Florida.

    Robert Trump was the president's only younger sibling.

    He was a business executive and real estate developer who managed the Trump Organisation's real estate holdings outside Manhattan.

    He avoided the limelight during his elder brother's presidential campaign in 2016 but said he supported Donald “one thousand per cent.”

  • ORANGE DONALD TRUMP SHAPED ECSTASY PILLS ON MARKET

    Policeissued a public health warning last night over dangerous drugs that look like Donald Trump being sold in the UK.

    They said the MDMA pills were particularly high-strength and could cause serious harm.

    The warning came after a man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs in Luton, UK.

    A spokesman for Bedfordshire Police said: “A man aged in his 30s and from Luton has been arrested on suspicion of drugs supply offences after being found with a number of drugs, including MDMA tablets designed to look like Donald Trump.”

    Detective Sergeant Ryan Barnes, from Bedfordshire Police’s Crime Investigation Team, said: “Criminals are constantly finding new ways to sell their drugs and make them more appealing.

    “We have seen MDMA tablets created to look like a number of culturally popular items before and a recent example of this are the ‘Donald Trumps’.

    “We are dedicated to stamping this type of harmful criminality out across our county and protecting the most vulnerable from coming into harm’s way.”

  • TRUMP'S BROTHER DIED 'AFTER BRAIN BLEED FOLLOWING RECENT FALL'

    Donald Trump's brother “and best friend” has died at 71 after suffering brain bleeds from a fall, reports say.

    Robert Trump's death comes just one day after he was admitted into a hospital in New York City.

    A cause of death has not yet been officially revealed.

    But Robert, who took blood thinners, had been suffering from brain bleeds since a recent fall, a family friend told the New York Times.

    He was reportedly “very ill” when he was admitted into the hospital.

    He had not been able to speak on the phone for the last few weeks, reports say.

  • TRUMP CONSIDERS PARDON FOR EDWARD SNOWDEN

    Trump says he is considering a pardon for Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor – now living in Russia – whose spectacular leaks shook the U.S. intelligence community in 2013.

    The Republican president's comments followed an interview he gave to the New York Post this week in which he said of Snowden that “there are a lot of people that think that he is not being treated fairly” by U.S. law enforcement.

    “I'm going to start looking at it,” Trump told reporters about a possible pardon, speaking at a news conference at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club.

    U.S. authorities for years have wanted Snowden returned to the United States to face a criminal trial on espionage charges brought in 2013.

    Snowden fled the United States and was given asylum in Russia after he leaked a trove of secret files in 2013 to news organizations that revealed vast domestic and international surveillance operations carried out by the NSA.

    Snowden's Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told RIA news agency the United States should not simply pardon him, but should drop all possible prosecutions against Snowden as he had not committed any crimes.

  • TAYLOR SWIFT SAYS TRUMP IS 'BLATANTLY CHEATING' TO BEAT BIDEN

    Singer songwriter Taylor Swift slammed President Donald Trump on Twitter and accused of him trying to “blatantly cheat” in the presidential election.

    “Trump's calculated dismantling of USPS proves one thing clearly: He is WELL AWARE that we do not want him as our president,” Swift tweeted on Saturday. “He's chosen to blatantly cheat and put millions of Americans' lives at risk in an effort to hold on to power.”

  • ERIC TRUMP PAYS TRIBUE TO HIS LATE UNCLE

    Donald Trump's son Eric posted an emotional tribute to his uncle over Twitter on Saturday.

    “Robert Trump was an incredible man – strong, kind and loyal to the core,” he wrote.

    “Anyone who encountered him felt his warmth immediately. He will be deeply missed by our entire family.”

  • NY COP 'APPEARS TO SHOUT "F**K YOU" AT TRUMP' SPEAKING AT UNION EVENT

    During a police union event on Friday, a police officer appeared to shout “F–K You” while President Donald Trump spoke to the crowd.

    Prior to receiving an endorsement from New York City Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch, President Trump spoke in support of the police officers.

    “New York's finest,” he said. “You are the finest, they just won't let you do your job.”

    “I have deeply and profoundly admired the work of New York City's finest and I've admired you my whole life,” Trump added. “I've watched you do your job like nobody else.”

    Shortly after the president started his remarks, a police officer in the crowd can be heard shouting “F–K YOU!”

  • 'RIGGED' CLAIMS

    President Trump tweeted on Saturday to say the upcoming election would be a “fraudulent mess” and the country “will maybe never know who won”.

    Trump was referring to an issue he has repeatedly pushed – without any factual evidence – that the mail-in voting system is “rigged”.

    “The Democrats know the 2020 Election will be a fraudulent mess,” he tweeted. “Will maybe never know who won!”

    Despite the president's baseless claims that voting by mail would lead to fraud, he and the First Lady requested mail-in ballots for Florida's primary election.

    Trump's tweet on Saturday was the latest attack against the mail-in system, which has been front and center recently.

    States have moved to make mail-in voting easier, to help protect Americans against catching coronavirus if they go to polling stations.

  • ON THE ATTACK

    President Donald Trump has ripped Joe Biden for “not knowing what he’s doing” and said he “doesn’t even have control over himself.”

    Speaking at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Saturday evening, President Trump shared positive coronavirus news about the US having the “fastest economic recovery in american history” before mocking his rival Joe Biden.

    As Trump praised his administration for what they've done during his time as President, he said: “No administration, none, has done anywhere near of what we've done.”

  • ROBERT TRUMP DEAD

    President Trump's brother “and best friend” has died at 71 after being hospitalized and battling an illness.

    Robert Trump's death comes just one day after he was admitted into a hospital in New York City.

    “It is with a heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” Trump said in a statement on Saturday night.

    “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again.

    “His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.”

    A cause of death has not yet been revealed, but Robert was reportedly “very ill” when he was admitted into the hospital.

  • 'I CONSIDER FIRING EVERYBODY'

    Trump's response at tonight's briefing to a question over potentially firing Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper: “I consder firing everybody.”

    “Some people call him Yesper,” Trump joked in an apparent nod toward reports that officials at the Pentagon call Esper that name because of his loyalty to the president, according to The Hill.

    “It’s my understanding that if we win, the president will ask for the resignation of everybody and bring back the people he wants,” Trump continued.

    “That’s happened before and I can see something like that happening”, adding that he has “a very good cabinet with few exceptions.”

    “I wouldn’t say I’m thrilled with everybody, frankly, but overall I think we have a very good cabinet.”

    Esper broke rank with the President over Trump wanting to invoke the Insurrection Act” back in June to use the military against George Floyd protesters.

  • DEFENDING DEJOY

    Trump defended Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, saying he was trying to streamline the U.S. Postal Service and “make it great again” during an escalating scandal over allegations of electoral interference.

    Trump made the remarks in response to accusations from Democratic lawmakers that DeJoy is gutting the Postal Service to help secure the president's reelection in November.

    Trump said DeJoy was a “very talented man” who was working hard to “stop the tremendous losses that have taken place for many, many years.”

    “He wants to make the Post Office great again,” Trump said.

    However he also tried to put some distance between himself and the ongoing furore over the USPS.

    “I don't know what he's doing,” he said at one point when asked about DeJoy's cuts, which have sparked widespread delivery delays and spread disquiet across the country.

    “I didn't speak to him about it,” he said at another.

    He then went on to blame Democrats for blocking a cash infusion and starving the USPS of its resources.

    Democrats have in fact been pushing to hand extra money to the Post Office so it can handle the influx of ballots expected to course through the mail system ahead of November's election.

  • 'WE'VE DONE IT RIGHT'

    Trump said “we've done it right” regarding the US battle against Covid-19 and that the country, that currently has more deaths than any other, is doing “very well”.

    He also claimed that there has been a “steep decline” in cases across the US this week.

    Over the past week, there have been an average of 53,083 cases per day, a decrease of 17 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

    The US currently has 5,348,556 cases and 169,336 deaths according to Johns Hopkins University.

  • TRUMP CONSIDERING PARDONING SNOWDEN

    Trump has said he will look into pardoning Snowden.

    Edward Snowden is a controversial whistleblower who leaked the biggest cache of classified information in history.

    In May 2013 he fled to Hong Kong after leaving his job at an National Security Agency (NSA) facility in Hawaii, before leaking millions of classified NSA documents from a hotel room.

    On June 21, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed charges against Snowden of two counts of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 and theft of government property.

    Snowden was granted asylum in Russia in 2013, and now lives at a closely guarded location at an secret address in Moscow.

    If sent back home by Putin when his asylum ends in 2020, he could face a 1,000 year prison sentence for treachery.

    Where is Edward Snowden now, what did he do, who’s his girlfriend and what secrets did he leak?

  • TRUMP SAYS HE'LL 'STRAIGHTEN PORTLAND OUT IN ONE HOUR'

    Trump is giving an impromptu press conference in which he has said that they will “straighten out Portland in one hour” if the governor allows.

    He talked extensively about his repeated assertion that issues with mail-in voting will distort the election result, something that has been repeatedly debunked.

    He also defended the postmaster general who currently has protesters on his front lawn.

  • TRUMP POSTPONES 5PM PRESS CONFERENCE OVER SECURITY CONCERNS

    A plane has apparently stalled the 5pm press conference in Bedminster that Trump called this afternoon.

    NBC News reporter, Josh Lederman, tweeted: “Secret Service tells me President Trump was never in danger but that it's investigating after a small plane violated the restricted airspace near Bedminster.

    “US military aircraft were launched when plane didn't respond to radio comms; the plane later landed as directed.”

    The news conference is happening now.

  • 'F**K YOU'

    Trump has been heckled by a cop during a police union event on Friday in which he accepted the endorsement from New York City Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch.

    Toward the beginning of his speech Trump said: “New York's finest. You are the finest, they just won't let you do your job.”

    “I have deeply and profoundly admired the work of New York City's finest and I've admired you my whole life,” Trump added. “I've watched you do your job like nobody else.”

    Shortly after the president started his remarks, a police officer in the crowd can be heard shouting “F**K YOU!”

    Trump looked in the direction the shout came from but did not acknowledge it during his speech.

    It is unclear who shouted at the president or what their intention was.

    The NYC PBA did not immediately respond to The Sun's request for comment.

    https://www.the-sun.com/news/1315102/cop-shout-fk-you-trump-president-speaking-union/

  • TRUMP CLAIMS DEMS ARE STOPPING $1,200 STIMULUS CHECKS FOR 'ALL AMERICANS'

    Trump has claimed that Democrats are delaying $1,200 payouts to every American.

    “I have directed @stevenmnuchin1 to get ready to send direct payments ($3,400 for family of four) to all Americans. DEMOCRATS ARE HOLDING THIS UP!” Trump tweeted.

    Trump’s latest tweets come despite previously admitting he was holding up the stimulus checks because he didn’t want Americans voting by mail.

    He provided no evidence to back his claim.

    The Republican controlled Senate has now adjourned until September meaning a deal may not be reached until October.

    In May, Joe Biden’s veep pick Kamala Harris proposed a bill that would provide qualifying Americans with a $2,000 stimulus check each month until three months after the end of the pandemic.

    https://www.the-sun.com/news/1314357/trump-stimulus-checks-1200-democrats-delay/

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