Left leaning news site The Huffington Post published an announcement Friday explaining a change in its coverage of Republican primary front-runner Donald Trump. No longer will stories about the brash billionaire be categorized as news; instead, they will be posted alongside entertainment posts. The statement elaborated:
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.
As per usual, Trump did not silently accept the slight. In a reaction statement, he called the site a “glorified blog” unworthy of his attention. He also pointed out that a recent Huffington Post poll was among several to conclude that he is leading his party’s crowded primary field.
Responding directly to one of the outlet’s gibes, Trump added:
The only clown show in this scenario is the Huffington Post pretending to be a legitimate news source.