HuffPo: Trump is more clown than candidate

It isn’t the first time Donald Trump has been called a sideshow.

On Friday, the Huffington Post cited the presidential candidate’s exhibitionist behavior as reason enough to move all coverage of his campaign to its Entertainment section. Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim and editorial director Danny Shea made the announcement in a note, writing: “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 a strong stance for a news outlet to banish the coverage of a candidate who is leading polls for the Republican nomination — Trump secured 17 percent support in a Suffolk University/USA Today survey released this week. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush garnered 14 percent.

Some observers wondered whether it was the Huffington Post’s call to make. Others merely questioned the website’s definition of “entertainment.”

Either way, it’s being met with mixed reactions from the media community, which, naturally, aired its opinions on Twitter:

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