DONALD Trump’s sister Maryanne Trump Barry has died at 86 in New York City.
Maryanne Trump Barry was found unresponsive in her Fifth Avenue apartment around 4 am on Monday.
Barry was found in her bedroom and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Medical examiners will determine her cause of death, but there were no signs of trauma.
Her death followed a call about a person in cardiac arrest according to ABC News.
Barry was a federal judge and the sister of the former president.
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She was born in 1937 and held top judicial positions for presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton during her career.
In 1974 Barry became an assistant United States attorney for the District of New Jersey and was one of only two women out of 62 lawyers in the office.
Barry retired from her position as a federal judge in 2019 after an investigation into tax fraud.
The investigation was prompted by a report that Barry and her siblings, including Donald Trump, were participating in tax schemes to maximize their inheritances.
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The Trumps were allegedly receiving millions in untaxed gifts from their father and avoiding a 55 percent tax on gifts over a certain value.
However, because of her retirement, the investigation was immediately dropped.
Barry didn’t make many comments about Donald Trump, but she was usually supportive of his business endeavors.
However, she was caught in 2018 saying he has “no principles” and blasting his “goddamn tweets and lying.”
The audio was obtained by The Washington Post and recorded by the president’s niece Mary Trump.
“All he wants to do is appeal to his base,” she said.
“He has no principles. None. None. And his base, I mean my God, if you were a religious person, you want to help people. Not do this.”
Barry also called her brother a “brat” and said she did his homework and got him into college.
“He was a brat. I did his homework for him,” she said.
“I drove him around New York City to try to get him into college.
“He went to Fordham for one year & then he got into University of Pennsylvania because he had somebody take the exams.”
Barry’s death is one of multiple personal losses former President Donald Trump has faced in recent years.
His younger brother, Robert S. Trump died while he was president in 2020, and his first wife Ivana Trump died in 2022.
Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the former president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., spoke briefly about his aunt as he exited a Manhattan courthouse Monday, calling it a “rough day for myself and my family,”
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Trump Jr. told reporters after testifying in a civil fraud trial that he had been informed of the news as he pulled up to the courthouse Monday morning.
“I’m very close with her grandson. We hang out all the time. And so it’s obviously a rough day for that,” he said.