Reality TV star Donald Trump is not taking the Huffington Post's decision Friday to banish him to the "Entertainment Section" of its news website lightly.
"Mr. Trump is number one in the unimportant Huffington Post poll, along with all other recently released polls including Reuters, FOX, USA Today/Suffolk University and The Economist," Trump's team said in a statement on Facebook. "Mr. Trump is in first place in Nevada, where he is also number one, by a wide margin, with Hispanics. He is number one in North Carolina and expects to win Iowa and New Hampshire."
"Mr. Trump singlehandedly raised the issue of illegal immigration and started a national conversation about what has turned out to be one of the most important topics of this election cycle," it added, making a somewhat dubious assertion. "Likewise, Mr. Trump is the leader on issues such as the terrible United States trade deals, strengthening our military, taking care of our great Vets and the repeal and replacement of Obamacare."
Trump's team didn't leave it off at that. True to form, they made sure to take a few personal digs at Huffington Post founder, Arianna Huffington.
"If you read previously written Tweets, Mr. Trump has never been a fan of Arianna Huffington or the money-losing Huffington Post," the statement said.
"The only clown show in this scenario is the Huffington Post pretending to be a legitimate news source. Mr. Trump is not focused on being covered by a glorified blog. He is focused on Making America Great Again," it added.
Huffington Post Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim and editorial director Danny Shea announced in a statement published Friday morning that the online news site would no longer cover Trump's 2016 candidacy as legitimate political news.
"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 statement read.
"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,'" the statement added.
The decision has been met with some serious criticism from media.