DONALD Trump opened up about the death of his "tremendous" younger brother today, who he described as his "best friend."
The President paid tribute to Robert Trump, 71, after being seen out and about with Melania and their son Baron for the first time since coronavirus hit five months ago.
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His beloved brother died on Saturday night after being hospitalized in New York for brain bleeds caused by a recent fall – and the president said losing Robert hasn't been easy.
During a revealing interview on Fox News, Trump acknowledged it was "not a great weekend, it was very hard."
"He was a great guy, a tremendous guy," Trump told the "Fox and Friends" hosts on Monday. "We were best friends.
"Losing him, not easy," he concluded. "[Robert] was always there … He wasn’t a jealous person. He was a very smart guy.
"When I became president he was one of the most loyal people,"
Trump acknowledged that "a lot of times in families there’s jealousy, especially among children" but revealed there was no envy between them.
"He was my biggest fan," he concluded.
Trump 74, appeared downcast on Sunday evening as he touched down at the White House with Melania, 50, and 14-year-old Barron.
The Trump family had spent the weekend in Bedminster, New Jersey, after Trump time with his dying brother in a Manhattan hospital on Friday.
The president looked sad as he disembarked Marine One and walked across the lawn, waving at well-wishers.
The pictures emerged after heartless Twitter users trolled Trump just minutes after the death of his beloved younger brother saying the “wrong Trump” died.
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 platform.
But Republicans were quick slam the “vile” tweets, pointing out that the GOP never tweeted similar threats to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg or the late John Lewis who had been recently hospitalized.
Some users claimed the president, who was New York City over the weekend to visit his brother, only came to spend “his time golfing and tweeting.”
Trump released an emotional statement confirming Robert's passing via his Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany just before 11pm on August 15.
"[Robert] was not just my brother, he was my best friend," Trump said. "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."
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