Beijing, August 18 (Xinhua) according to us political news website politico, US President trump said on the 17th that he might hold a funeral ceremony for his late brother Robert in the White House this week. Trump said it would be “a great honor” for Robert.
trump said before leaving for two “swing states” of the general election: “we are thinking about a small ceremony for my brother in the White House on Friday (August 21)
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.
on the 17th of local time, trump said in an interview with a TV program that the news of Robert’s death was not unexpected, “but when it happened, it was still a very difficult thing,” he was a good man, he was a great man, he was my friend You know, it’s not easy to lose him.
as for Robert’s funeral at the White House, trump said, “I think he will be very honored. He loves our country, he loves it very much, and he will be proud of what we have done for our country in the past and now. ”
it is reported that although trump has been criticized for using the White House for political activities in recent months, the practice of using the White House for private activities has a history. According to the White House History Association, at least 18 weddings were held in the White House, with the earliest record being the sister of former first lady dolly Madison in 1812. In addition, the White House has held many private celebrations, including birthday parties, dinners, and even high school prom.