Trump's younger brother hospitalised in New York

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    Published: 2020-08-14 22:21:42 BdST

US President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks during a briefing on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response at the White House in Washington, US, August 12, 2020. Reuters

US President Donald Trump's younger brother, Robert, has been hospitalised in New York, the White House said on Friday without providing details.

"Yes he's been hospitalized," White House spokesman Judd Deer confirmed.

Trump was expected to visit his brother later in the day, Deere said.

ABC News described Robert Trump's condition as "very ill," citing unidentified sources. The nature of the illness was not known.

The US president is due to travel to his country club in nearby Bedminster, New Jersey, for the weekend.