A mysterious large ad– although it’s not marked as an ad– appears on Page 9 on the main section of the New York Times today. It’s an obit for Robert Trump, touting his relationship with the president, his brother, Donald Trump. The obit says Robert Trump supported his brother and spoke to him every day, which is counter to almost everything we’ve heard about the two men.
The ad is not signed. It just appears without explanation. Who paid for it? I would guess it was the Trump Organization since Robert Trump had no children. The obit names Robert’s second wife’s children as his, which they weren’t, and omits on purpose his adopted son, whose mother, Blaine Trump, was his first wife. Robert adopted Christopher and gave him the Trump name, which didn’t matter to the buyer of the ad. It was an “alternate fact.”
Self serving as usual.