This morning, Huffington Post decided to remove Donald Trump from its political pages. At the moment, Trump leads the GOP presidential field.
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.
It’s not up to Huffington to decide whether Trump is viable or not. It’s up to the Republican electorate. Though I personally despise the man, he’s a real candidate who’s filed the real paperwork and has already reshaped the race.
When Donald Trump speaks, people (and other candidates) listen and react. What Donald Trump says today deserves to be covered in a political context.
I can’t believe I just wrote that.