ABC/ Lou Rocco
ABC/ Lou Rocco
Ever since Donald Trump announced his intentions to run for president in the 2016 elections, we've been using extreme caution in considering him a serious contender. In fact, we've even gone so far as to include quotes when using the term "politician." Especially after all those horrible immigration remarks.
But it seems that we're not alone in our trepidation, especially given the latest announcement from Huffington Post. Made official on the website today, the editorial team announced that they would no longer be covering Donald Trump's "campaign" in their politics section. Instead, he'll now live in the entertainment section, where they believe he belongs. The accompanying statement is enough to elicit a few laughs, for sure.
"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," the site wrote. "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."
We only have one word to describe that: Burn. And in a few more, bravo to HuffPo. It takes a whole lot of willpower not to take Donald Trump's bait, and we hope other political sites will soon follow suit.
This is only the latest embarrassment for the candidate, who's been having a heck of a time when it comes to public opinion. There was that tweet featuring the Nazi troops. There was the time David Letterman came out of retirement just to skewer him. There was the whole Miss USA kerfuffle. And there was the time that notorious Mexican drug lord El Chapo might be after him.
Yet somehow, that doesn't seem to be stopping him in the polls. According to a baffling new study done by Fox News, Trump is leading all of his fellow Republican contenders, followed closely by Scott Walker and Jeb Bush. And sure, this is a poll from Fox News, but we can't all-out doubt its validity—it has to be based on some sort of real data. Scary data, but real nonetheless.
Time to get your s--t together, America.