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Ted Cruz rips Washington Post Obituary Headline on the Passing of Robert Trump

Ted Cruz and others rip WaPo for 'sick' obituary headline on Robert Trump.


As news continues to spread of the death of Robert Trump, the Left is showing their true colors with their reaction on Twitter.

Far worse than Twitter reaction, is the hateful disrespect that is being shown by “reputable” newspaper, the Washington Post.

WaPo ran this headline following Robert Trump’s death:

“Robert Trump, younger brother of President Trump who filed lawsuit against niece, dies at 71.”

They just can’t carry themselves with any form of dignity, respect, or common decency when it comes to the Trump family.

The Left would rather take pot shots at President Donald Trump than show a greiving family any kindness or condolences. 

Ted Cruz and others have chimed in on the blatant disrespect shown by the publication.

Cruz called the obituary headline “sick” and stated that “WaPo should be ashamed of itself.”

Fox News has the story:

The Washington Post “should be ashamed of itself” over its headline on an obituary for Robert Trump, brother of the president, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wrote Sunday morning.

Just after midnight, Cruz retweeted a screen capture from The Post’s website, which included a headline reading: “Robert Trump, younger brother of President Trump who filed lawsuit against niece, dies at 71.”

“This headline, on an ‘obituary’ no less, is sick,” Cruz wrote. “WaPo should be ashamed of itself. Robert Trump, RIP.”

The headline still appeared on the Post’s website an hour after Cruz’s tweet. The senator was apparently offended by the newspaper using the obituary headline to highlight a recent Trump family dispute.

Benny Johnson, an executive with conservative group Turning Point USA, reminded his Twitter followers that just last October a Washington Post obituary headline had described the late ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as an “austere religious scholar.” Baghdadi died as a result of a U.S.-led military operation.

"The Washington Post couldn't put politics aside for one night," Johnson wrote. "They treated the Leader of ISIS better than the brother of the President of the United States."

Just weeks before his death, Robert Trump had tried to block the publication of a book by Mary Trump, a niece of both Robert Trump and the president whose father was their late brother Fred Trump Jr., who died in 1981.

Robert Trump, who died Saturday in New York at age 71, was retired after years as a top executive with the Trump Organization. He was also involved in numerous charitable causes, including holiday giving and horse rescues.

The loss of his younger brother prompted a statement from President Trump on Saturday night.

"It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight," the president wrote. "He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace."

This isn't the first time the Washington Post has gotten itself in hot water over a controversial obituary post.

When notorious Islamic terrorist Abu Bakr was killed, WaPo ran this fluffy obituary...

After WaPo was criticized for the headline on Abu bakr last year, of course they tried to walk it back as The Hill reported last year:

The Washington Post changed the headline on its obituary for ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after initially calling him an “austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State.”

The Post changed its headline for the obituary at least twice Sunday, starting by describing al-Baghdadi as the “Islamic State’s terrorist-in-chief.” The newspaper then adjusted the headline to call al-Baghdadi the “austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State,” sparking some backlash on social media.

The headline has now been updated to describe al-Baghdadi as the “extremist leader of Islamic State.”

The Washington Examiner called out the Post for referring to al-Baghdadi as an “austere scholar.” While the Examiner acknowledged that the Post said al-Baghdadi led the terrorist organization with “shocking brutality,” the Examiner also noted that the Post spent most of the obituary focused on his academic career rather than his role in ISIS.

“The man who would become the founding leader of the world’s most brutal terrorist group spent his early adult years as an obscure academic, aiming for a quiet life as a professor of Islamic law,” the obituary reads.
Kristine Coratti Kelly, a spokesperson for the Post, tweeted that the headline “should never have read that way and we changed it quickly.”

The Washington Post would have Americans believe that the brother of President Donald Trump should have his death be held with vindictive hatred, while a terrorist should be celebrated.

This is the Left's view of our America now...

Will they walk back the headline for Robert Trump as well?

That's hard to say because the Left's hatred of the Trump family runs very deep...


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