After a controversial cartoon the Washington Post carried on Tuesday that depicts pro-life Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s children as monkey, Cruz is responding with his own cartoon.
The cartoon depicts his grade-school daughters as dancing monkeys for their appearance in a presidential campaign ad Cruz ran talking about conservative Christmas book selections. The Washington Post retracted the editorial cartoon after Cruz scolded the newspaper and a massive conservative backlash online.
The animated cartoon featured a Santa Claus-costumed Cruz winding a music box as two leashed monkeys danced in elf costumes. The monkeys represent Cruz’s daughters Caroline, 7, and Catherine, 4.
“Classy. @washingtonpost makes fun of my girls. Stick w/ attacking me–Caroline & Catherine are out of your league,” Cruz tweeted Tuesday with a link to the cartoon.
Now, Cruz has released his own cartoon — this one depicting Hillary Clinton and showing the New York Times and Washington Post as her lapdogs:
“Seems like a better idea for a cartoon: Hillary and her lapdogs,” Cruz wrote on Twitter.
The offensive cartoon should not be surprising given that the Post editorial cartoonist, Ann Telnaes, won an award from Planned Parenthood. The Maggie Award is named for racist Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger and is given to media outlets and reporters who push its abortion agenda.
Cruz recently voted to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and supports de-funding along with the other pro-life Republican presidential candidates.