The Left Has Reached A New Low, But We Shouldn’t Be Surprised

Camden Di Carlo, Class of 2024

Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald J. Trump, unfortunately passed away on Saturday, Aug. 15, following a stay in an intensive care unit for more than a week, as reported by Fox News. Once it became clear that Robert Trump’s health was declining, the President promptly visited him at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York on Friday, the day before he passed.

Usually, the death of a very well-known or high-profile public figure is met with shock, sadness and condolences—and maybe even prayers for the deceased’s family. Criticism of those related to the deceased (and the deceased themselves) is also put on pause for a few hours, if not days—especially if they are a politician.

However, the Left made clear with Robert Trump’s passing that they don’t care about people or even basic human decency during times of mourning; all they care about is power. It infuriates them that Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election and that they lost, and they haven’t been able to accept the results of that election.

So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they couldn’t abstain from criticizing the President, even after his brother’s passing. Immediately upon the news of Robert Trump’s death, the hashtag “#wrongtrump” began trending on Twitter. If it’s not already obvious from the hashtag itself, people were saying that the President should have been the one who died, rather than Robert Trump. Donald Trump is the duly elected President of the United States of America; you can disagree with his politics all you want, but to openly and shamelessly wish for his—or, frankly, any innocent person’s—death is absolutely disgusting and should have no place in our society, period. But those were just anonymous people on Twitter that can say whatever they want with minimal consequences, right?

The Washington Post’s original headline for their obituary for Robert Trump read: “Robert Trump, younger brother of President Trump who filed lawsuit against niece, dies at 71.” This original headline was quickly condemned on Twitter by Senator Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) and many others, as it should be. After receiving this backlash, The Washington Post changed their headline to read: “Robert Trump, younger brother of President Trump, dies at 71.” Instead of focusing on the tragedy of Robert Trump’s death, The Post decided to highlight Mary Trump’s new book and its criticism of the President. In the second paragraph of the obituary, The Post mentions how Mary Trump “… called Donald Trump ‘the world’s most dangerous man.’” It’s shameful that the writers at the left-leaning Washington Post can’t even avoid writing something negative about the President in a single article—especially in an obituary—but it shouldn’t be a surprise. Also, keep in mind that this is the same Washington Post that called the terrorist and leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi an “austere religious scholar” in another one of its obituary headlines. (That headline, too, was changed after extreme backlash.)

All of this follows a similar response by the Left to the recent passing of Herman Cain, who died after a month-long battle in the hospital with COVID-19. In reactions to the ex-GOP presidential candidate’s passing, both Twitter users and media outlets highlighted—and some even mocked—his attendance at the Tulsa, Okla. rally for President Trump, at which he was photographed without a mask. Few people on the Left appeared to offer any kind of genuine condolences.

I could go on and on about this, but you get the point. It’s unfortunate that the political divide in our country has caused some of us to stoop to the lowest of lows, but that’s the reality. As long as the Left is out of power, they’ll do anything to regain it—even wish for the death of those who disagree with them politically. But, remember: they’re the tolerant ones.