Huffington Post Will Cover Donald Trump Campaign Under Entertainment Section
"Trump's campaign is a sideshow."
Huffington Post announced on Friday that it will not be covering Donald Trump's presidential campaign under its politics section, but instead his candidacy news will be in the publication's entertainment section.
Ryan Grim, the Washington bureau chief for Huffington Post and Danny Shea, the editorial director, wrote that they came to this decision after observing Trump's actions following his presidential campaign announcement.
"Our reason is simple: Trump's campaign is a sideshow," wrote Grim and Shea. "We won't take the bait. If you are interested in what The Donald has to say, you'll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette."
Their full statement, below.
"After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won't report on Trump's campaign as part of The Huffington Post's political coverage. Instead, we will cover his campaign as part of our Entertainment section. Our reason is simple: Trump's campaign is a sideshow. We won't take the bait. If you are interested in what The Donald has to say, you'll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette."
Trump's campaign responded to Huffington Post's announcement hours later via Facebook, calling the site a "glorified blog" that is "pretending to be a legitimate news source." On Saturday, Trump called Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington a "liberal clown" on Twitter and said that being number one on the website's poll is driving Huffington and the wesbite "crazy."
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