Ted Cruz Slams Washington Post for Depicting His Daughters as Monkeys in Cartoon

The Washington Post has pulled a political cartoon that depicted Senator Ted Cruz as Santa with an organ grinder and his two young daughters as dancing monkeys.

Cruz lashed out on Twitter:

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The cartoonist, Ann Telnaes, said she included seven-year-old Caroline Cruz and four-year-old Catherine in the cartoon after they were featured in their dad's Christmas campaign ad. The Washington Post cartoonist tweeted:

But the newspaper pulled the cartoon off its website, saying its policy is "to leave children out of it."

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Cruz's Republican opponents jumped to his defense after the cartoon emerged.

Cruz later thanked Rubio on Twitter:

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