Donald Trump has the rare gift of being able to take any story and make it about himself. This is strategy helped keep the President on the back pages of New York City newspapers even while his businesses were collapsing.
One might think, though, that Trump would be in a more mournful mood after the death of his younger brother and best friend, Robert. But during a Monday morning appearance on Fox and Friends, Trump praised his late brother for never being jealous of his huge success.
When asked about his late brother by the Fox hosts, Trump responded, “He wasn’t a jealous person, he was a very smart guy. You know, he would be there and he’d be behind me and… if I had the Number-One show, if I had big success, no matter what I did, even if it’s real estate deals or anything else, he was right there and in many cases helped me very much.”
Trump's tribute to his late brother is all about him: "He was my biggest fan. People would tell me all the time, 'I spoke to your brother and your brother was so thrilled.' And so thrilled at what was happening. And what was happening for the country, he was so angry with China." pic.twitter.com/jTWkAL4dwW
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The President continued, “When I became president, he was one of the most loyal people. There was no jealousy. You know, a lot of times in families, I hate to say it, but there’s jealousy, especially among children… There was not an ounce of jealousy. He’d go around talking about how great this is for the country.”
Robert Trump died this weekend at the age of 71.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.