(FiveNation.com)- The Washington Post took a despicable shot at President Donald Trump and his brother Robert, who passed on Saturday at the age of 71.
Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz took notice and called out the liberal newspaper on Twitter, saying the paper “should be ashamed of itself.”
The headline of the Post’s obituary to Robert Trump read: “Robert Trump, younger brother of President Trump who filed lawsuit against niece, dies at 71.”
Cruz screen captured that headline, and tweeted the comment:
“This headline, on an ‘obituary’ no less, is sick. WaPo should be ashamed of itself. Robert Trump, RIP.”
The Post kept the headline up on its website for more than an hour after Cruz sent his tweet.
The senator was offended that the paper would take a shot at the Trump family dispute in what should have been a tribute story to a man who just passed away.
But maybe Cruz shouldn’t have been surprised that this happened. After all, the WaPo has made odd choices with what they say in obituaries in the past.
Benny Johnson, who serves as an executive with Turning Point USA, a conservative group, pointed out on Twitter that the Post praised an ISIS leader in an obituary.
Last October, the Post wrote an obituary headline about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that called him an “austere religious scholar.” Baghdadi perished during a military operation led by the United States.
Johnson tweeted this weekend that:
“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.”
The Post has come under fire for other recently headlines and stances. Just last week, columnist David Byler took heat for describing vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris as a “small-c conservative, party-friendly pick,” even though she’s proven to be very liberal.
Jennifer Rubin, another WaPo columnist, was criticized for an essay she wrote with the title “Do we even need the Republican Party?”
The situation the Post is referring to is Robert Trump’s attempt to block the publication of a book being written by their niece Mary Trump. Her father was their late brother Fred Jr., who passed away in 1981. The book includes scathing accusations about the president.
Robert Trump died at age 71 in New York on Saturday. He served for years as one of the top executives in the Trump Organization. He was also involved in a lot of charities, including giving during the holidays and rescuing horses.
Just one day before his brother passed away, the president visited him at a hospital in New York City.
Following Robert’s passing on Saturday night, the president tweeted:
“It is with heavy heart that I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight. 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.”