Beijing, August 22 (Xinhua) on the afternoon of 21 local time, US President trump and his family held a funeral for his late brother Robert trump at the White House. In mourning, Trump and first lady Melania watched as Robert Trump’s casket was lifted down the steps of the north gate and then transported away in a hearse. According to reports, dozens of Trump’s family and friends were standing near the steps of the White House. As the hearse drove away, Trump and Melania returned to the White House residence. It is reported that trump mentioned his brother to an audience in Virginia earlier on the 21st, “my brother Robert, will want me here today.” In addition, White House officials revealed that trump personally paid for the funeral expenses of his brother. Robert trump died on August 15, 2020 at the age of 71. Although the White House did not disclose the cause of his death, the New York Times reported that he had a cerebral hemorrhage after his latest fall.