Publisher's note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire, and written by Ryan Saavedra.
Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) sent their condolences to President Donald Trump on Sunday morning following the death of Trump's brother, Robert Trump.
"Mr. President, Jill and I are sad to learn of your younger brother Robert's passing,"
Biden wrote in a tweet. "I know the tremendous pain of losing a loved one — and I know how important family is in moments like these. I hope you know that our prayers are with you all."
Harris wrote, "Doug and I join the Biden family in sending our deepest condolences and prayers to the entire Trump family during this difficult time. Losing a loved one is never easy but know that we are thinking of you."
The statements from Biden and Harris come after Trump released a statement late on Saturday about the passing of his brother.
"It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,"
Trump said. "He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace."
Donald Trump Jr. responded to his uncle's passing by writing on Twitter: "Uncle Rob, we love you and we will miss you. R.I.P"
Ivanka Trump wrote: "Uncle Robert, we love you. You are in our hearts and prayers, always."
Eric Trump wrote: "Robert Trump was an incredible man — strong, kind and loyal to the core. Anyone who encountered him felt his warmth immediately. He will be deeply missed by our entire family."
"Robert Trump, who took blood thinners, had experienced brain bleeds, which began after a recent fall, according to a family friend. President Trump went to Manhattan on Friday to see his brother at the hospital,"
The New York Times reported
. "Robert Trump had no children, but he helped raise Christopher Hollister Trump-Retchin, the son of his first wife, Blaine Trump, even giving him his last name. Besides the president, he is survived by his second wife, Ann Marie Pallan, and his sisters, Maryanne Trump Barry and Elizabeth Trump Grau. His brother Fred Jr. died in 1981."