BREAKING NEWS: Donald Trump’s brother Robert hospitalized

President Donald Trump will fly to New York City on Friday to visit his ailing younger brother Robert after he was hospitalized earlier in serious condition. 

The 72-year-old was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan and was described as ‘very ill’, however further details of his illness or condition were not released.   

During a White House press briefing on Friday, the president said his brother is ‘having a hard time’ but did not elaborate on why he had been hospitalized.

‘I have a wonderful brother, we’ve had a great relationship for a long time. He’s in the hospital right now, hopefully he’ll be alright. He’s having a hard time,’ Trump told reporters before departing for New York.  

During a White House press briefing on Friday, President Trump said his younger brother is ‘having a hard time’ in the hospital 

Robert Trump, pictured with older brother Donald in 1999, was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan in serious condition

Robert Trump, pictured with older brother Donald in 1999, was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan in serious condition 

The 72-year-old was previously hospitalized for a week at Mount Sinai Hospital New York in June. He is pictured right with sister Maryanne and brother Donald in 1990

The 72-year-old was previously hospitalized for a week at Mount Sinai Hospital New York in June. He is pictured right with sister Maryanne and brother Donald in 1990 

Robert was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital (pictured) but details on his condition or illness are unknown

Robert was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital (pictured) but details on his condition or illness are unknown

A guard was seen blocking access to a street outside the Manhattan hospital ahead of the president's visit on Friday

A guard was seen blocking access to a street outside the Manhattan hospital ahead of the president’s visit on Friday 

Trump had already been scheduled to travel to his country club in nearby Bedminster, New Jersey, for the weekend. 

Hospital security guards were seen blocking off access to a street outside the hospital ahead of the president’s visit. 

Robert, the youngest of the five Trump siblings, had been previously hospitalized for ten days at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in June.

He was admitted to the hospital’s neurosciences intensive care unit where he was treated for a ‘serious condition’, the Daily Beast reported. 

Around the same time, Robert had filed a lawsuit against his niece Mary Trump, seeking to block her from publishing a tell-all book on the president. 

Mary is the daughter of the brothers’ eldest sibling, Fred Trump Jr, who struggled with alcoholism and died in 1981 at the age of 43. 

Robert filed for an injunction claiming the explosive book, ‘Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man’, violated the terms of a confidentiality agreement she signed nearly two decades ago.  

In a statement to The New York Times in June, he accused his niece of attempting to ‘sensationalize and mischaracterize’ their family relationship for her own financial gain.

Robert has openly voiced his support for his brother over years. He is pictured hugging Donald after his presidential acceptance speech on Election Day 2016

Robert has openly voiced his support for his brother over years. He is pictured hugging Donald after his presidential acceptance speech on Election Day 2016

Robert was recently involved in a legal battle against niece Mary Trump (left) to block her from publishing a tell-all book on the president

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man, by Mary Trump was released last month

Robert was recently involved in a legal battle against niece Mary Trump (left) to block her from publishing a tell-all book on the president, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man (right)

‘I and the rest of my entire family are so proud of my wonderful brother, the president, and feel that Mary’s actions are truly a disgrace,’ Robert said. 

The explosive memoir was eventually released last month after a judge agreed to lift a temporary restraining order preventing Mary from publicizing or distributing her work.

The judge said the confidentiality clauses in the 2001 agreement, ‘viewed in the context of the current Trump family circumstances in 2020, would offend public policy as a prior restraint on protected speech.’  

The younger Trump has openly voiced his support for his brother over the years. 

In an interview with Page Six ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Robert said he supported his brother’s campaign ‘1,000 per cent’.’ 

Robert is the youngest of the five Trump siblings born to Fred and Mary Anne MacLeod Trump. Pictured left to right: Donald, Fred Jr, Robert, Maryanne, and Elizabeth

Robert is the youngest of the five Trump siblings born to Fred and Mary Anne MacLeod Trump. Pictured left to right: Donald, Fred Jr, Robert, Maryanne, and Elizabeth

In a rare but brief interview in December, Robert said his brother had been doing 'fantastic', when asked how the president was holding up during his impeachment trial

In a rare but brief interview in December, Robert said his brother had been doing ‘fantastic’, when asked how the president was holding up during his impeachment trial 

Robert was married to socialite Blaine Trump (pictured) until their 2007 divorce. He now lives in Long Island with wife Anne Marie Pallan

Robert was married to socialite Blaine Trump (pictured) until their 2007 divorce. He now lives in Long Island with wife Anne Marie Pallan

He was later seen celebrating Donald’s victory at the New York Hilton where the then president-elect delivered his acceptance speech.

Robert also spoke out in support of his brother during a brief, but rare interview at LAX airport last December, when Trump was at the center of an impeachment trial. 

When asked how his older sibling was doing, he told the cameraman: ‘I think he’s doing fantastic’, before getting into the back seat of his car.  

Robert had also held a senior position in the family business, but unlike his brother, he has generally maintained a low public profile.

He previously served as an executive for Trump Organization where he managed the real estate portfolio outside of Manhattan.

He was married to socialite Blaine Trump until their 2007 divorce, and currently serves on the board of directors of ZeniMax Media.

Robert also has two older sisters, Elizabeth Trump Grau, who is a retired executive from Chase Manhattan Bank, and Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired federal judge.

He is currently based in Long Island where he lives with wife Anne Marie Pallan, his former secretary.  

Chloe Sevigny takes baby son Vanja for a walk in New York

Chloe Sevigny takes her baby boy Vanja for a stroll and cradles him while getting hair done

She became a mother in lockdown.

And Chloe Sevigny was glimpsed this week enjoying a stroll in New York City with her three-month-old son Vanja.

The 45-year-old actress made sure to take the precaution of wearing a mask as she stepped out with her baby amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Family time: Chloe Sevigny was glimpsed this week enjoying a stroll in New York City with her three-month-old son Vanja

Chloe was New York chic in a flowing black split dress over bike shorts, wearing a matching pair of leather heels while pounding the pavement.

At one point she sat down along the rim of a planter to snack on a muffin while her newborn sat in his stroller right in front of her.

She was careful about keeping an eye on the baby at all times, even holding him in her lap at the salon as she got her hair done.

Chloe posted a picture to her Insta Stories revealing she was having her do coiffed at the Manhattan salon Blackstones.

Legging it: Chloe was New York chic in a flowing black split dress over bike shorts, wearing a matching pair of leather heels while pounding the pavement

Legging it: Chloe was New York chic in a flowing black split dress over bike shorts, wearing a matching pair of leather heels while pounding the pavement

Repose: At one point she sat down along the rim of a planter to snack on a muffin while her newborn sat in his stroller right in front of her

Repose: At one point she sat down along the rim of a planter to snack on a muffin while her newborn sat in his stroller right in front of her

The indie darling shares her little pride and joy with her boyfriend Sinisa Mackovic, the longtime director of the Karma art gallery in the East Village.

On Thursday morning Chloe posted an Instagram album of a couple of posters for her upcoming HBO mini-series We Are Who We Are.

The posters show Chloe and her co-stars Jack Dylan Grazer and Jordan Seamon among a crowd of U.S. soldiers in camouflage uniforms.

Directed by Luca Guadagnino of Call My By Your Name fame, the show is about teens on an American military base in the Italian town of Vicenza.

Baby mine: She was careful about keeping an eye on the baby at all times, even holding him in her lap at the salon as she got her hair done

Baby mine: She was careful about keeping an eye on the baby at all times, even holding him in her lap at the salon as she got her hair done

Chloe, who gave birth to Vanja on May 2, revealed to The Cut: ‘When I found out I was having a boy, I had to wrap my head around that, as I am so girly.’

The Love And Friendship actress confided: ‘I don’t even have that many boy friends; all of my friends are girls.’

She explained with a laugh that ‘I just relate better to girls. I’m like, what the hell am I going to do with a boy?’

Chloe said: ‘My mom was like: “This is your comeuppance for not really liking men.” I was like, great. I like men when I’m sleeping with them! But of course, I am thrilled and so excited about the whole thing.’

'Time will tell': On Thursday morning Chloe posted an Instagram album of a couple of posters for her upcoming HBO mini-series We Are Who We Are

‘Time will tell’: On Thursday morning Chloe posted an Instagram album of a couple of posters for her upcoming HBO mini-series We Are Who We Are

Coronavirus led to more NYC ‘excess deaths’ than Spanish flu, study suggests

The 1918 Spanish flu was more deadly of fatalities in New York City than coronavirus has been in 2020 – but COVID-19 drove up the death toll for the first several months of the year far beyond. what would be seen in a typical year, a new study finds. 

At the peak of New York City’s coronavirus crisis, 33,465 people out of a population of 8.2 million died, of COVID-19 or any other cause. 

About 2,000 fewer people died during the city’s Spanish flu crisis, but they accounted for a large proportion of the population. 

However, the Harvard University scientists behind the new study found that, because day-to-day death toll outside pandemic circumstances is so much lower today than it was a century ago, coronavirus drove up New York City’s fatalities by twice as much as the Spanish flu did. 

They suspect that despite better medical technology and hygiene practices, shutdowns were lifted too early, leading to additional spikes in coronavirus deaths and cases. 

There were about four times more deaths in the early months of 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic as were seen in 2017, 2018 or 2019, Harvard researchers found 

Coronavirus has killed more than 166,000 Americans to-date. At least 18,970 of them were residents of New York City – and likely thousands more.  

New York City’s first case of COVID-19 on March 1. The city’s first death was reported on March 14. 

But non-essential businesses were not shut down until March 20. 

Worse yet, scientists now believe that the virus had already arrived in New York City as early as January. 

At the height of the pandemic’s grip on the city, coronavirus killed nearly 600 people in a single day.  

The numbers were devastating. But modern hygiene and medical care have helped to keep the death toll from coronavirus, as well as any other cause, lower than it might be in other circumstances – like those that existed 100 years ago.  

Between 500,000 ands 850,000 Americans are estimated to have died of the Spanish flu from 1918 to 1920. 

Not dissimilar to coronavirus, Native American tribes were among the hardest-hit groups in the nation. 

A major distinguishing factor between 1918 and now: hand-washing. 

Reliable and ubiquitous access to clean water and, as a result, the ability to regularly wash one’s hands wasn’t a guarantee in the US until about the mid-20th century. 

Only about half of homes in the US had a bathroom by 1940. 

With better water systems came better septic systems and overall hygiene practices. 

The 1918 Spanish flu nearly doubled the number of deaths that occurred in 1918 compared to in any year between 1914 and 1917

The 1918 Spanish flu nearly doubled the number of deaths that occurred in 1918 compared to in any year between 1914 and 1917 

That’s largely credited with the extension of life American expectancy from somewhere in the 60s in 1940 to the 80s now. 

Hygiene has dramatically reduced the transmission of infectious diseases, including flu and, now, coronavirus. 

In its absence, there were about 287 deaths by any cause per every 100,000 person-months at the height of the Spanish flu in New York City. 

That meant that there were about 2.8 deaths in 1918 per every one that occurred in year from 1914 to 1917. 

Comparatively, there were more than four deaths during the height of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in New York City per every one that occurred in a single year between 2017 and 2019. 

‘These findings suggest that the mortality associated with COVID-19 during the early phase of the New York City outbreak was comparable to the peak mortality observed during the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic,’ the Harvard researchers wrote. 

‘However, because baseline mortality rates from 2017 to 2019 were less than half that observed from 1914 to 1917 (owing to improvements in hygiene and modern achievements in medicine, public health, and safety), the relative increase during early COVID-19 period was substantially greater than during the peak of the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic.’ 

They noted that many people in the US believe that restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus were lifted too early, meaning that cases and deaths were never driven to a minimum. 

‘Specifically, shutdowns did not adequately lower caseloads in many areas, meaning that subsequent spikes in new cases during the summer stretched US hospital resources in many areas,’ the researchers wrote. 

‘We believe that our findings may help officials and the public contextualize the unusual magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to more prudent policies that may help to decrease transmission by decreasing the effective reproduction number of SARS-CoV-2 and prevent the exhaustion of essential supplies of life-saving resources in the coming weeks and beyond.’

Tekashi 6ix9ine is all smiles at celeb hot spot Nobu Malibu as he enjoys freedom after home arrest

He could have gone into hiding – instead he’s going out on the town.

Tekashi 6ix9ine beamed Wednesday evening as he went to the high-profile celeb restaurant Nobu Malibu with a massive security team, making a visit to the West Coast since his home arrest expired last month.

The Stoopid artist donned a white top with designer pants and his hair braided as he looked to be enjoying his freedom with a cross-county trip, with a team of guards acting as a buffer between he and the public.

The good life: Tekashi 6ix9ine, 24, beamed Wednesday evening as he went to the high-profile celeb restaurant Nobu Malibu with a massive security team, making a visit to the West Coast since his home arrest expired last month

Tekashi’s well-being has been an issue on social media following his testimony against one-time associates last year in his criminal trial over his past gang affiliation and exploits. TMZ reported last fall that the rapper preferred to hire security than enter the witness protection program.

The 24-year-old rap artist took to Instagram on Wednesday with a pair of clips documenting his coast-to-coast travel as he arrived in the City of Angels on a private plane.

‘LOS ANGELES IM HERE ‼️‼️‼️ YA LOVE ME RIGHT?????’ Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, wrote in the caption.

The Bushwick, New York native appeared to be with a female companion as he exited the private aircraft, and was later seen attracting dozens of fans as he walked through Santa Monica.

Protection: The Fefe artist was flanked on each side by large guards donning face masks per California mandate

Protection: The Fefe artist was flanked on each side by large guards donning face masks per California mandate

In danger? Tekashi's well-being has been an issue on social media following his testimony against one-time associates in his criminal trial, over his past gang affiliation and exploits

In danger? Tekashi’s well-being has been an issue on social media following his testimony against one-time associates in his criminal trial, over his past gang affiliation and exploits 

Despite his legal team saying the rapper was concerned how COVID-19 could impact his asthma, Tekashi was not personally photographed wearing a mask amid his time in La La Land

Despite his legal team saying the rapper was concerned how COVID-19 could impact his asthma, Tekashi was not personally photographed wearing a mask amid his time in La La Land 

Happy: The musical artist beamed as he opened the door of the SUV he was in

6ix9ine last year was convicted in connection with racketeering, drug trafficking and weapons charges, and got a lesser sentence - he faced as many as 47 years in custody - for his testimony against one-time associates

Happy: The musical artist beamed as he opened the door of the SUV he was in

The Fefe artist was flanked on each side by large guards donning face masks per California mandate, but was not personally photographed wearing a mask amid his time in La La Land.

He wrote, ‘OUTSIDE IN LOS ANGELES JUST LIVIN LIFE IN SANDALS’

6ix9ine last year was convicted in connection with racketeering, drug trafficking and weapons charges, and got a lesser sentence – he faced as many as 47 years in custody – for his testimony against one-time associates.

He was sentenced to two years in prison this past December, and released from prison into home arrest in April after citing concerns about coronavirus, with his home arrest drawing to a close July 31. 

Tekashi was released from prison into home arrest in April after citing concerns about coronavirus, with his home arrest drawing to a close July 31

Tekashi was released from prison into home arrest in April after citing concerns about coronavirus, with his home arrest drawing to a close July 31 

Playing it safe: The rapper's muscle took precautions wearing face masks out in LA

Playing it safe: The rapper’s muscle took precautions wearing face masks out in LA 

Tip money: The rapper had stacks of cash under his arm as he got off of a private aircraft

Tip money: The rapper had stacks of cash under his arm as he got off of a private aircraft

The rap artist had a cast on after he told TMZ Tuesday that he tripped over his French Bulldog Poppy early Tuesday, hurting his arm as he attempted to brace himself. 

He said he suffered a broken wrist and will be in a cast for three-to-five weeks.

He took to Instagram with a pair of posts documenting his time in the Big Apple Tuesday, as he visited a doctor to undergo treatment, then showed off his ability to draw a large crowd in a department store.

Beauty: The rapper was joined on the flight by a friend on the mid-August day

Beauty: The rapper was joined on the flight by a friend on the mid-August day

The latest: Tekashi 6ix9ine, 24, visited a doctor to undergo treatment, then showed off his ability to draw a large crowd in NYC Tuesday

The latest: Tekashi 6ix9ine, 24, visited a doctor to undergo treatment, then showed off his ability to draw a large crowd in NYC Tuesday

Awaiting his public: The Stoopid artist later in the day entered a New York department store, showing dozens of people congregating as he made his way through the retail establishment

Awaiting his public: The Stoopid artist later in the day entered a New York department store, showing dozens of people congregating as he made his way through the retail establishment

Fans: The recording artist proclaimed himself the King of New York

Fans: The recording artist proclaimed himself the King of New York 

Back out: 6ix9ine was released from into home arrest in April citing concerns about coronavirus, with his home arrest drawing to a close July 31

Back out: 6ix9ine was released from into home arrest in April citing concerns about coronavirus, with his home arrest drawing to a close July 31 

Olivia Palermo turns heads in a chic geometric patterned co-ord as she steps out

Olivia Palermo turns heads in a chic geometric print co-ord as she steps out after getting back on set for the first time in six months

She has kept the style stakes high throughout the coronavirus pandemic. 

And Olivia Palermo continued her daily fashion parade as she strolled through New York City on Tuesday after getting back on set for the first time in six months.

The socialite and style influencer, 34, turned heads in a chic geometric print top and matching flowing skirt, while putting safety first in a face mask.   

Style and The City: Olivia Palermo continued her daily fashion parade as she strolled through New York City on Tuesday after getting back on set for the first time in six months

The front-row favourite kept comfortable in a pair of elegant floral slippers, while toting a gold and raffia bag. 

The former reality star wore her caramel locks in loose waves and opted for minimal make-up.

Earlier in the day, Olivia told her fans she was glad to be back on set for the first time in six months and ‘happy to get the creative juices flowing’ once again. 

Posting a stylish snap on her Instagram page, she wrote: ‘Back on set for the first time in six months!!! Things look a little different these days but happy to get the creative juices flowing.  

Fashionista: The socialite and style influencer, 34, turned heads in a chic geometric print top and matching flowing skirt, while putting safety first in a face mask

Fashionista: The socialite and style influencer, 34, turned heads in a chic geometric print top and matching flowing skirt, while putting safety first in a face mask

‘As always, it’s still all about the details like this #LaceLook. Great for a suit and bralette (but not a mask)!’ 

Olivia shot to fame when she appeared in MTV’s The Hills spin-off, The City, which documented Whitney Port’s move to New York to work for Diane von Furstenberg in 2008.

The socialite appeared in both seasons of the reality show, as Whitney’s workplace friend and later rival.

Since featuring on the series, she has become one of the most established front-row regulars on the fashion circuit, attending the world’s most prestigious events.   

Stepping out in style: The front-row favourite kept comfortable in a pair of elegant floral slippers, while toting a gold and raffia bag

Stepping out in style: The front-row favourite kept comfortable in a pair of elegant floral slippers, while toting a gold and raffia bag

Olivia recently discussed her time on The City, slamming the reality show as ‘fully phony’ and claiming she was portrayed as the ‘polar opposite’ of her true personality.

Speaking in an interview with The New York Times earlier this year, she said: ‘Whoever sat in that editing room was very talented at creating a human that I was the polar opposite of.

‘It was fully phony. There was nothing real about that show at all. Other than our first and last names. Nothing. Absolutely zero.’  

Olivia has been married to German model Johannes Huebl, 42, since 2014 after meeting through mutual friends 13 years ago.  

Discussing the secret to the couple’s happy marriage, Olivia previously told Harper’s Bazaar Australia: ‘We try not to ever be separated more than seven days. It’s just something we have always done.’

Back to work: Earlier in the day, Olivia told her fans she was glad to be back on set for the first time in six months and 'happy to get the creative juices flowing' once again

Back to work: Earlier in the day, Olivia told her fans she was glad to be back on set for the first time in six months and ‘happy to get the creative juices flowing’ once again