Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz slammed the Washington Post Tuesday for publishing a cartoon appearing to depict his children as monkeys.
Ann Telnaes, a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, argued that because the Texas senator had used his children as “political props” in a recent Christmas parody infomercial they were “fair game.”
Caroline Cruz is seven-years-old and Catherine Cruz is five-years-old.
Cruz turned to Twitter Tuesday evening to take a jab at the “classy” Post.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 22, 2015
A representative for the Post could not be reached for comment in time for publication by TheBlaze.
The Washington Post has since retracted the cartoon and replaced it with an editor’s note from Fred Hiatt. It reads:
It’s generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it. I failed to look at this cartoon before it was published. I understand why Ann thought an exception to the policy was warranted in this case, but I do not agree.