For the last few weeks, we have been reporting on Donald Trump, who found himself the target of liberal backlash after he criticized the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico during his campaign announcement.
While many didn’t take Trump seriously as a presidential candidate at the beginning, that all changed last week when polls revealed that Trump is currently the frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination.
On Friday, liberal news source The Huffington Post announced that they would no longer be covering Trump’s campaign in their political section. In an article published on Friday, Huffington Post Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim and editorial director Danny Shea said that they would be moving all coverage of Trump to their entertainment section.
“Our reason is simple: Trump’s campaign is a sideshow,” they wrote, according to Business Insider. “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.”
This news comes just a day after Trump was named the frontrunner in the GOP race in a Huffington Post poll. Incredibly enough, Grim has claimed to the press that this decision was “objective.”
“Yes, that’s us passing judgment, but I’d argue it’s still objective, as he is objectively a clownshow,” Grim said of Trump. Despite the fact that Trump is still leading in the polls, Grim had an interesting response when he was asked what Huffington Post will do if he wins.
“He will not,” Grim said of Trump’s chances of becoming the Republican nominee. “I’m as likely to get it as he is. He’s only where he is because of the big field. When the field winnows, he fades.”
Since the announcement was made, the Huffington Post has been receiving backlash from all sides of the political spectrum.
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