HuffPost Will Cover Donald Trump As 'A Buffoon And Dangerous,' Even If He's The Nominee

"This is our responsibility. We are proudly going to continue on the same tack."

As Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump tries to reinvent himself as a more moderate candidate, HuffPost editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington told CNN Tuesday why it is more important than ever for news outlets to keep showing readers what Trump really stands for.

"What we're doing is responsible journalism, pointing out the dangers of a Trump presidency while there is still time to avert it," she said.

Huffington was responding to a question about HuffPost's coverage of Trump, including the editor's note that appears at the bottom of stories about him. She explains in the video above why the other presidential candidates don't merit a similar note.

"This is our responsibility, we are proudly going to continue on the same tack" if Trump wins the nomination, Huffington said. "Donald Trump is both a buffoon and dangerous. We're going to cover him in both ways."

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.

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