White House reporter Andrew Feinberg mocked President Trump Friday evening over the death of the President’s younger brother Robert Trump. Feinberg is the White House correspondent and Managing Editor of Breakfast Media and is published by The Independent.
Robert Trump’s funeral was held at the White House Friday afternoon. He died last Saturday in New York City at the age of 71.
President Trump tweeted after the funeral, “Robert, I Love You. Rest In Peace!”
A mere ten minutes later Feinberg mocked President Trump, “Not sure twitter works in the hereafter.”
UPDATE: Feinberg apparently deleted his offensive comments and replies to Trump officials.
Feinberg was rebuked by the Trump campaign’s Tim Murtaugh, who dryly told Feinberg “This is not acceptable.”
Deputy White House Press Secretary Judd Deere followed with a stronger condemnation, “Absolutely disgusting!”
Instead of apologizing to President Trump and Robert Trump’s family when called out, Feinberg attacked Murtaugh and Deere, playing the victim and accusing them of inciting harassment against him.
“Hi, Tim. You know full well how to reach me if have a problem with something I’ve written, and had you chosen to do so, I’d have been happy to address this. What’s unacceptable is you firing up your campaign’s harassment machine instead of acting like an adult.”
“You *definitely* know how to reach me if you have a problem, Judd. Because you and your colleagues have approached me about such matters before — and you know I’ve been responsive — it’s clear that your intent here is to direct harassment, not express any legitimate concerns.”
Photos and video of Robert Trump’s casket leaving the White House with President Trump and family paying their respects.
Rep. Pete King (R-NY) attended the funeral and posted a copy of the invitation, writing, “Rosemary and I are in Washington, DC for Robert Trump’s funeral this afternoon at the White House. Robert was a truly great guy. We were proud to call him and Ann Marie our friends. Grateful and honored to be invited to the funeral.”
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