Robert S. Trump, the younger brother of President Trump, died on Saturday night August 15 2020 in Manhattan. He was 71.
Robert was the youngest Trump sibling, born two years after his brother Donald. (There are five member of that generation: the oldest is Maryanne Trump Barry, a federal judge; next comes Frederick Trump Jr., who died in 1981 at the age of 43; Donald is in the middle, then Elizabeth Trump Grau, a retired bank executive; and finally Robert.)
Robert joined the family business and was a top executive with the company. Unlike his brother, he doesn't court publicity; ostentation, by most accounts, doesn't excite him. He may have learned to hold back the hard way in the mid-aughts, when his high-profile divorce from socialite Blaine Trump, his wife of about 25 years, was tabloidfodder. There was a mistress, a house Robert bought her on Long Island, and no prenup—a perfect recipe for the gossip pages.
He is "gainfully retired," as he described himself to Page Six, and lives in Millbrook, New York, in the Hudson Valley, where he leads a relatively parochial but presumably lavish life with his now-not-so-secret partner and former secretary, Ann Marie Pallan, whose family owned and operated Gurney's, the famed Montauk resort and spa, for decades.