President Donald Trump will host a funeral service at the White House Friday for his younger brother Robert who died aged 71 after ‘suffering brain bleeds from a recent fall’, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Robert’s body will be driven from New York to the White House for the private service, which will be attended by around 200 of the president’s family and friends, the sources told ABC News.
This marks the first time a funeral service has been held at the US seat of government since President John F. Kennedy’s funeral following his assassination back in 1963.
Trump’s brother will also become one of only three private citizens known to have had their funeral service in the White House in its entire history.
Donald Trump will host a funeral service at the White House Friday for his younger brother Robert who died aged 71 after ‘suffering brain bleeds from a recent fall’, according to sources familiar with the matter. The two brothers pictured together in 1999
Robert’s body will be driven from New York City to the White House for the private service, which will be attended by around 200 of the president’s family and friends, the sources told ABC News. He is pictured hugging Donald on Election Day 2016
Around 200 people have been invited to the private ceremony which is reportedly being personally paid for by the president. Pictured Donald and Robert Trump
The service will take place Friday in the East Room of the White House, a source told ABC News.
Around 200 people have been invited to the private ceremony which is reportedly being personally paid for สล็อต by the president.
Trump said Monday he was considering holding a small service at the White House for Robert, saying his brother would be ‘greatly honored’ and ‘loved our country’ so it would be ‘appropriate’.
‘We’re looking at Friday. And we may do just a small service right here in the White House for my brother. We’re looking at doing that. That would be, I think, a great honor to him,’ Trump told reporters on the South Lawn.
‘I think he’d be greatly honored. 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. So, I think it would be appropriate.’
The last time a funeral was held at the White House was in 1963 for JFK after he was assassinated in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald on November 22.
Following the shooting, Kennedy’s body was flown back to the White House and สล็อตออนไลน์ placed in the East Room and set upon the same catafalque used at Lincoln’s funeral, where officials and heads of state visited to pay their respects.
His funeral took place at the White House on November 25 and his body was buried in Arlington Memorial Cemetery.
The last time a funeral was held at the White House was in 1963 for JFK after he was assassinated in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald on November 22. Pictured JFK’s coffin is carried from the White House to The Capitol during the service
His funeral took place at the White House on November 25 and his body was buried in Arlington Memorial Cemetery. The caisson carrying JFK’s casket leaves the Capitol bound for his funeral
Other presidents who were assassinated also had services at the White House.
Presidents Abraham Lincoln and William McKinley lay in state in the East Room and James Garfield did not have a White House funeral but did lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda.
Other presidents who died while in office, like Franklin Roosevelt, also lay in state at the White House.
It is rare for a non-president to have a funeral service at the White House.
There have been only two other known services for private citizens in history – the last being in 1936 for Louis Howe, an adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor.
This came after a Lincoln held a private service in the Green Room for his son Willie Lincoln who died in February 1862 of typhoid fever aged 11.
Woodrow Wilson’s first wife, Ellen Louise Axson Wilson died of Bright’s disease in the White House in August 1914, but it is unclear if she had a funeral service in the executive mansion.
It is rare for a non-president to have a funeral service at the White House. There have been only two known services for private citizens – the last being in 1936 for Louis Howe, an adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor. Pictured Roosevelt, Eleanor and their son, Franklin at the funeral
Trump’s brother Robert died Saturday – just one day after Trump visited him in hospital in New York.
The president said in a statement announcing his death Saturday night: ‘It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight.
‘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.’
Trump paid tribute to his brother in an interview with Fox & Friends Monday morning calling Robert his ‘biggest fan.’
‘When I became president, he was, I think, one of the most loyal people,’ the president said of his brother, who was the youngest of the five Trump siblings.
‘There was no jealously… There was not an ounce of jealousy.’
‘He’d go around talking about how great this is for the country and ‘it’s so incredible’ and he was my biggest fan,’ Trump told the Fox News morning show panel.
Robert, who reportedly took blood thinners, had suffered recent brain bleeds that began after a recent fall, according to a close friend of the family, who spoke to .
Over the past few weeks, he had not been able to speak on the phone, according to the family friend.
Robert was married to socialite Blaine Trump (pictured) for 25 years until their 2007 divorce. Until his death, he lived in Long Island with wife Ann Marie Pallan
Robert is pictured right with sister Maryanne and brother Donald in 1990
Trump arrived at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center on Friday afternoon to visit his ailing younger brother
Trump left Manhattan on Friday afternoon to fly to Bedminster, New Jersey, having said goodbye to his brother in hospital
Robert Trump had no children, but he helped raise Christopher Hollister Trump-Retchin, the son of his first wife, Blaine Trump.
Besides the president, he is survived by his second wife, Ann Marie Pallan, and his sisters, Maryanne Trump Barry and Elizabeth Trump Grau.
His brother Fred Trump Jr. died in 1981.
Robert’s death came one day after the president visited him in hospital in New York City, where he was said to be suffering from a serious condition.
Trump had been scheduled to travel to his country club in nearby Bedminster, New Jersey for the weekend, but made a stop in Manhattan first to check in on his sibling.
Robert had been admitted to the hospital and was described as ‘very ill’, however details of his illness are still not officially confirmed.
During a White House press briefing after his visit to his brother’s bedside, the president said his brother was ‘having a hard time’ but did not elaborate on why he had been hospitalized.
Robert, the youngest of the five Trump siblings, was previously hospitalized for ten days at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in June.
He was admitted to the neurosciences intensive care unit where he was treated for a ‘serious condition’, the Daily Beast reported.
Around the same time, Robert had filed a lawsuit against his niece Mary Trump, seeking to block her from publishing a tell-all book on the president.
Mary is the daughter of the brothers’ eldest sibling, Fred Trump Jr, who struggled with alcoholism and died in 1981 at the age of 43.
Robert filed for an injunction claiming the explosive book, ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man’, violated the terms of a confidentiality agreement she signed nearly two decades ago.
From left to right: Robert, Elizabeth, Freddy, Donald and Maryanne Trump. Robert was the youngest of the five siblings