The New York Daily News pronounced the Republican Party dead on its front page Wednesday, after Donald Trump swept the Indiana primary the night before to become the GOP’s presumptive nominee.
The front page showed an elephant lying in a casket and read “Republican Party 1854 – 2016.” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) dropped out of the 2016 race on Tuesday after Trump’s win in Indiana.
The tabloid has taken liberties with its Trump coverage before. The Daily News called Trump a “dead clown walking” after a second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses; lampooned New Hampshire voters when Trump won the primary there, dubbing it the “dawn of the brain dead;” and depicted Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty.
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