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Report: Huffington Post to Remove 'Racist' Disclaimer on Trump Stories

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By    |   Wednesday, 09 Nov 2016 02:01 AM

The Huffington Post will end its months-long editor's note referring to Donald Trump as "racist" in an effort to start with a "clean slate," according to news reports on Tuesday.

For months, stories on Trump carried this disclaimer at the end:

"Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S."

However, Huffington Post Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim told staffers in a memo that the website planned to "start with a clean slate," according to Politico.

"The thinking is that (assuming he wins) that he’s now president and we’re going to start with a clean slate," Grim wrote. "If he governs in a racist, misogynistic way, we reserve the right to add it back on.

"This would be giving respect to the office of the presidency, which Trump and his backers never did."

Sujata Mitra, Huffington Post spokeswoman, told Politico that removing the disclaimer had long been planned.

"This note was added to stories about presidential candidate Donald Trump during the election cycle," Mitra said in a statement. "Now that the election is over, we will no longer be adding the note to future stories, as he is no longer a presidential candidate."

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