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Media, Some Democrats Use Death Of Trump’s Brother To Attack The President: ‘The Wrong Trump’ Died
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump hugs his brother Robert Trump after delivering his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Donald Trump defeated Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States.
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Some media organizations, partisan talking heads, and Democrats used the death of President Donald Trump’s brother, Robert Trump, to attack the president on Saturday night.

“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” Trump said in a statement. “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.”

Some media organizations used Robert Trump’s death to attack the president or the Trump family in general.

The headline of The Washington Post’s obituary stated: “Robert Trump, younger brother of President Trump who filed lawsuit against niece, dies at 71.”

Online, Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy highlighted the difference between the headline of The Washington Post’s obituary on former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the headline for Robert Trump’s obituary. The headline that they used for al-Baghdadi appeared to be much kinder than the headline that they used for the death of Robert Trump.

“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48.”

Daily Caller social media manager Logan Hall noted that just this week, The Washington Post attacked Fox News host Tucker Carlson for apparently mispronouncing Kamala Harris’ name, even though presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden has pronounced it the same way.

The Washington Post’s headline stated: “Tucker Carlon’s mangling of Kamala Harris’s name was all about disrespect.”

NewsBusters Managing Editor Curtis Houck highlighted an obituary penned by the Associated Press, writing, “This @AP obit[uary] of Robert Trump will go in newspapers and on websites for news outlets all over the world. Absolutely evil and sadistic.”

The AP’s lede paragraph stated that Robert Trump was “a businessman known for an even keel that seemed almost incompatible with the family name.”

Houck also highlighted tweets from far-left commentators Wajahat Ali and Mehdi Hasan.

Ali wrote: “Trump’s brother was in the hospital, dying, as Trump was on the golf course. What makes you think he cares about you America?”

Hasan wrote: “Amazing how many news outlets are just reporting straight that the president’s brother died in hospital tonight without telling us how he died or acknowledged that it’s off we’re not being told how the president’s brother died.”

Seattle-based conservative radio host Jason Rantz highlighted a tweet from Max Berger, a former staffer from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) failed presidential campaign, that stated: “Look, I know it’s not ‘politically correct’ to say this, but it’s really sad Donald Trump’s brother died from the pandemic. COVID took the wrong Trump.”

“Wrong Trump” was quickly trending on Twitter as numerous leftists were allegedly tweeting that the “wrong Trump” had died (examples here, here, here, here, and here).

Other leftists used the death to attack Trump and speculated over the cause of death, suggesting that there might be a cover-up to prevent people from knowing what he died from.

This article has been updated to include additional information.

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