NY Daily News Pronounces GOP Dead After Trump Presumed Nominee (PHOTO)

The New York Daily News declared the Republican Party dead on its front page on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 following Donald Trump's Indiana primary win, setting him up as the presumptive GOP nominee.
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May 4, 2016 10:37 a.m.

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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