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.”
This headline, on an “obituary” no less, is sick. WaPo should be ashamed of itself.
Robert Trump, RIP. pic.twitter.com/5iG4EmmK9D
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 16, 2020
The headline still appeared on the Post’s website an hour after Cruz’s tweet. The senator was rightly offended by the newspaper’s using the obituary headline to highlight a recent Trump family dispute.
Focusing on what truly matters, and we can only hope The Washington Post will learn their lesson one day, members of the Trump family tweeted about their love and respect for such a close family member and long-time Trump organization executive.
Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump tweeted out their love and respect for their uncle with the following:
Uncle Robert, we love you. You are in our hearts and prayers, always.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 16, 2020
Robert Trump was an incredible man – strong, kind and loyal to the core. Anyone who encountered him felt his warmth immediately. He will be deeply missed by our entire family.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) August 16, 2020
Reminding Twitter followers of The Washington Post’s consistently inappropriate and ill-timed obituary headlines, Benny Johnson, an executive with conservative group Turning Point USA, pointed out 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.”
The Washington Post couldn’t put politics aside for one night.
They treated the Leader of ISIS better than the brother of the President of the United States.. pic.twitter.com/wqnnK6mTRy
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 16, 2020
Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk doesn’t mince words when pointing out how vile and ridiculous the Left can be with his tweets did not disappoint with this when he said,
“The fact that ‘The Wrong Trump’ is trending after the President’s brother died tells you everything you need to know about the left. They don’t care about people–they only care about power. Pray for the president and his family.”
The fact that “The Wrong Trump” is trending after the President‘s brother died tells you everything you need to know about the left.
They don’t care about people—they only care about power.
Pray for the president and his family.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 16, 2020
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.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany retweeted the President’s heartfelt condolences for his brother with the following:
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) August 16, 2020
The president had visited with his brother just one day earlier in a New York City hospital.
Like CNN, MSNBC, and the failing New York Times, the Washington Post has a history of writing stupid articles and headlines that have rightly been frequent targets of criticism as of late.
For example, this past Wednesday, WaPo columnist David Byler was blasted for referring to Democrat Joe Biden’s running mate, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, as a “small-c conservative, party-friendly pick,” despite her record of taking liberal stands on many issues.
Additionally, columnist Jennifer Rubin drew pushback for an essay titled, “Do we even need the Republican Party?” this past Monday.
In February, heavy criticism prompted the newspaper to change a headline that originally read: “It’s time to give the elites a bigger say in choosing the president.” The revised headline read: “It’s time to switch to preference primaries.”
The team here at The Liberty Loft extends our heartfelt and deepest sympathies and prayers to the entire Trump family during this difficult time.
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