President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he was attending the funeral of his late elder sister, Maryanne Trump Barry.
The president wrote on Truth Social, “Funeral Now. I Love Maryanne. God Bless You. Rest In Peace!”
His comments were attached to an earlier tribute that the president wrote about his late sister this week, shortly after she passed away.
Ms. Barry was a retired and respected federal judge who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to a New Jersey court and later, nominated by President Bill Clinton as a senior judge for the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, RSBN previously reported.
The president wrote of his sister this week, “I will never forget the many times people would come up to me and say, ‘Your sister was the smartest person on the Court.’ I was always honored by that, but understood exactly what they meant—They were right! She was a great Judge, and a great sister. She will be truly missed!”
On Monday, multiple outlets reported that Ms. Barry had passed away at the age of 86, after being preceded in death by her younger brother, Robert Trump. Robert passed away in 2020, while President Trump was serving his first term in the White House.
President Trump also suffered the loss of his late ex-wife, Ivana, the mother of Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump, in 2022.
Trump described Maryanne as a “truly beautiful woman, tall and elegant, with a presence like no other…”
The president’s attendance at his sister’s funeral on Friday comes just before a busy weekend on the campaign trail. He is scheduled to travel to Fort Dodge, Iowa, on Saturday, for a Team Trump Iowa Commit to Caucus Event. He will also travel to Texas on Sunday, where he will serve meals to Department of Public Safety troopers and Texas National Guardsmen in Edinburg.