EL PASO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The uncle of a 2-month-old boy named Paul whose parents (Andre and Jordan Anchondo) were killed in the El Paso mass shooting is defending a photo that shows first lady Melania Trump holding the baby while President Donald Trump smiles and gives a thumbs-up gesture.

(courtesy: Melania Trump via Twitter)

The photo was released on Twitter by the first lady’s office and drew backlash from some who thought it reflected a lack of empathy and politicized the shootings.

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Tito Anchondo is Paul’s uncle and told The Associated Press on Friday that Trump “was just there to give his condolences and he was just being a human being.”

Anchondo previously told NPR that he and his brother were Trump supporters.

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Little Paul’s grandfather, Gilbert talked to CBS 11 News about his son Andre.

“Everything on my wall is a treasure,” said Gilbert, showing off a wall of his office he had covered with pictures of Andre.

In one corner, he kept a poster Andre had made as a young boy when his class was assigned to report on heroes. While many children opted for well-known names, Andre chose his father.

“Superman, Batman, and he decided to make me the hero. And it says here, ‘My Dad, a different kind of hero,’ ” Gilbert said.

Tito would jokingly call his father’s office wall “the shrine.”

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“I’m super embarrassed by it but right now I’m very proud of it because it shows the life of my brother,” he said.