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05/13/2017 10:41 pm ET

Donald Trump Opens Up About His Late Brother Fred

“He had a very profound impact on my life."

President Donald Trump said he thinks his late brother Fred would be “very proud” of what he’s done since taking office in January.

In an interview with Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro that aired Saturday, Trump spoke about the influences of his brother, who died in 1981 at the age of 43.

“He had a very profound impact on my life, and I learned a lot from Fred,” Trump said.

Trump has noted before that he learned from his brother’s struggle with alcoholism. The president said he’s confident his brother would be proud of his work in the White House.

“He’s telling me, ‘Just keep doing what you’re doing because we’re having a great impact,’” Trump said.

“Fred would be looking down and he would say, ‘Keep going,’ and I would tell you if it were different,” he added.

Pirro’s interview with Trump covered a variety of topics, including the wall Trump has proposed building along the U.S.-Mexico border and the search for a new FBI director. Trump also spoke about the White House’s relationship with the media, suggesting he may eliminate press conferences in favor of addressing the media himself.

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