The New York Daily News ran a front-page headline telling Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] to “Drop Dead,” alongside a Photoshopped picture of the Statue of Liberty giving Cruz the finger.
Friday’s front-page headline had the kicker, “Hey, Cruz: You Don’t like N.Y Values? Go back to Canada!”
The headline is in response to Cruz saying that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump “embodies New York values.” (VIDEO: Trump Stuns Cruz Into Silence During ‘New York Values’ Fight)
During Thursday night’s Fox Business Network GOP debate, Trump responded to Cruz’s attack by citing Sept. 11, 2001.
“I was down there. And I’ve never seen anything like it,” Trump said. “And the people in New York fought and fought and fought and we saw more death and even the smell of death… And it was with us for months, the smell, the air. And we rebuilt downtown Manhattan and everybody in the world watched and everybody in the world loved New York and loved New Yorkers.”
In December, the Daily News published a column saying one of the victims of the San Bernardino terror shooting was just as bad as the killers because he had spoken out against Islamic extremism on his Facebook page. (RELATED: NY Daily News: San Bernardino Victim Deserved It For Being Conservative)
The paper also ran the headline “God Isn’t Fixing This” in the aftermath of the San Bernardino terrorist attack. (RELATED: Media Mocks ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ For Shooting Victims, Democrats Don’t Offer Them)
And after a Virginia TV news reporter was killed on-air, the NY Daily News published stills of the shooting on its front page with the headline “Executed On Live TV.” (RELATED: Did This NY Daily News Cover On Va. Shooting Go Too Far?)