Thursday, May 23, 2024

Mysterious Large “Ad” Obit for Robert Trump Appears in NY Times Main Section Without Signature, Purposely Omits Adopted Son


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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