The liberal Huffington Post is not taking GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s News Hampshire primary win very well. Tuesday evening, Feb. 9, 2016, Huffington Post called Trump a “racist, sexist demagogue” on Twitter and blared the headline “NH goes racist sexist xenophobic” on their front page.
Just after projections determined Trump would easily win the Republican New Hampshire primary the Huffington Post made sure the public knew their position on Trump’s win loud and clear. On Twitter, the news site said “A racist, sexist demagogue just won the #NHPrimary” linking to the headline on their splash page “NH goes racist sexist xenophobic.” Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington gave her nod of approval for the headlines writing on Twitter, “Our @huffingtonpost splash says it all #NewHampshirePrimary.”
The headlines give a good indication of the direction Huffington Post took in their story on Trump’s win. Ryan Grim, Huff Post Washington Bureau Chief and Igor Bobic Associate Politics editor wrote the article mocking and insulting the New Hampshire winner. The authors wrote, about New Hampshire Republicans that “What the GOP got instead is a xenophobic demagogue who’s insulted pretty much everyone and even earned the endorsement of white supremacists.”
The Huff Post political writers spoke in general of Trump’s campaign saying, “When he finally announced his bid, many pundits and party officials alike viewed Trump’s candidacy as essentially a comic spectacle.”
Calling him a “celebrity entertainer” Grim and Bobic gave a brief overview of Trump’s campaign through an extremely biased lens. They said Trump “regularly dishing out controversy — lobbing attacks against war heroes, racial groups, women, news anchors and entire religions.” The Huff Post writers called Trump’s attacks “crude displays” that “showed contempt for other human beings” and listed Trump’s most controversial remarks and attacks.
The political writers concluded, “Trump’s real legacy, whether or not he wins the nomination, may ultimately be the damage he does to the Republican brand during the general election and in the many down-ballot races for Congress come November.”
Ever since Trump declared he is running for president, the Huffington Post has been treating his campaign with contempt. Then the liberal site said they would post all Trump campaign stories under entertainment. USA Today noted Arianna Huffington said that Trump’s did not show “a serious and good faith effort to present ideas on how best to govern the country.” By December the Huffington Post’s position evolved from viewing Trump’s campaign as humorous to dangerous, writing he demonstrated “an ugly and dangerous force in American politics.”