Trump Praises His Late Brother For Not Being ‘Jealous’ Despite His ‘Big Success’

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"He wasn’t a jealous person... if I had the Number-One show, if I had a big success, no matter what I did."

President Donald Trump paid tribute to his late brother, Robert Trump, during a phone interview with Fox & Friends on Monday. In praising his brother, who died Saturday at the age of 71, the president still found a way to make the situation about himself.

  • “He wasn’t a jealous person, he was a very smart guy,” Trump said. “You know, he would be there and he’d be behind me and… if I had the Number-One show, if I had a big success, no matter what I did, whether it’s real estate deals or anything else, he was right there and in many cases helped me very much.”
  • And that support carried over into Trump’s presidency, he said, telling the Fox hosts: “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.”
  • “He was my biggest fan,” Trump said of his brother.

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