Ted Cruz has mirrored our presidential candidate fave Donald Trump in tone and policy, giving him a lead over other lesser candidates. However, the more positive attention he gets, the more negative attention he gets.
The Washington Post had an editorial about Ted Cruz, featuring a political cartoon that depicted Cruz’ children as monkeys.
As a candidate that won’t have his family’s name tarnished, Cruz fought back in the only way he knows how.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz blasted the Washington Post for briefly posting an editorial cartoon on its website depicting his young daughters as monkeys and criticizing him for featuring them in the political area.
The cartoon by Pulitzer Prize winner Ann Telnaes on Tuesday showed Cruz as an organ grinder street entertainer in a Santa suit accompanied by two small dancing monkeys. On Twitter, Telnaes said she was justified in including the children because Cruz, who is among the top Republicans seeking the party’s nomination for the November 2016 election, had used them in a political ad.
Cruz, a U.S. senator representing Texas, quickly responded with a campaign fundraising appeal criticizing “the liberal media” and seeking financial contributions to “send a message to The Washington Post.”
“Classy. @washingtonpost makes fun of my girls,” Cruz said on Twitter. “Stick w/ attacking me–Caroline & Catherine are out of your league.”
The Post removed the cartoon and replaced it with a note explaining that its policy generally is to avoid children in its editorial section.
“I failed to look at this cartoon before it was published,” Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt said. “I understand why Ann thought an exception to the policy was warranted in this case, but I do not agree.”
Cruz featured his wife and two daughters in a political ad released last week that shows him reading holiday stories parodying U.S. President Barack Obama’s policies such as “How Obamacare Stole Christmas.” As of Wednesday, it had more than 1.5 million views on youtube.com. (bit.ly/1NvqZfm)