WaPo Obituary Headline Takes Jab At Trump’s Dead Brother

On Saturday evening, President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump passed away in a New York hospital.

“It is with heavy heart 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,” President Trump said.

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The death of a loved one is always difficult to cope with however the Washington Post saw Robert Trump’s death as an opportunity to slam the Trump family.

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

The Post’s headline about Robert Trump was much different than the very nice headline that they gave Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, an ISIS terrorist who was killed by the United States military.

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“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at help of Islamic State, dies at 48,” read that headline.

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Conservatives made sure to pounce on the Washington Post for their despicable headline. Check out what Fox News had to say:

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.

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