HuffPo Finds New Home for Trump Stories

They'll now appear in politics section instead of entertainment
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2015 12:30 AM CST
HuffPo Finds New Home for Trump Stories
Trump is no longer starring in the Huffington Post's entertainment pages.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

The Huffington Post has decided to return Donald Trump to the politics section that it banished him from back in July, when it called his campaign a "sideshow." HuffPo President Arianna Huffington says Trump's latest "vicious pronouncement," a call to ban all Muslims from entering the US, shows that his campaign has become an "ugly and dangerous force in American politics," so Trump stories will no longer appear in the entertainment section. "That's not to say we'll be treating it as if it were a normal campaign," writes Huffington, who says Trump has "doubled down on the cruelty and know-nothingness that defined his campaign's early days" and that the "novelty has curdled and congealed into something repellent and threatening."

As Trump rose to the top of the polls and remained there over the last five months, the Post was criticized for its decision to keep Trump out of its politics section, though the policy wasn't applied very strictly, Politico reports. Huffington says the Post will now present the "unvarnished, un-euphemized Trump," calling him a racist and a sexist whenever he shows himself to be one, and will cover the "disastrous impact" the Trump campaign "continues to have on his fellow candidates—and the national conversation." The Post wasn't pulling any punches in its politics section on Monday: A headline accused Trump of "going full fascist" with his calls for a Muslim entry ban. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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