The Death of Fake News? Trump Trashes BuzzFeed, HuffPo Over Massive Layoffs

On Saturday, President Donald Trump provided his take on the layoffs which have taken place at BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post. The president’s remarks come as he maintains a contentious relationship with left-leaning outlets, such as the aforementioned.

Reviewing President Trump’s Commentary

The president shared his take on the latest developments via Twitter. His commentary reads as follows:

However, Ben Smith, the Editor-In-Chief at BuzzFeed and Lydia Polgreen, the Editor-In-Chief at The Huffington Post, each censured President Trump’s remarks in their own tweets.

It’s interesting that Smith and Polgreen chose to direct their anger towards President Trump and not the companies which elected to lay off members of their staff.

In light of the aforementioned layoffs, many Americans are speculating that incorrect coverage regarding the standoff between Covington high schoolers and adult protesters is a contributing factor, coupled with reports on the president and his alleged ties to the Russian government. Countless individuals have ongoingly spoken out about their disdain for fake news.

Despite the manufactured outrage from Smith and Polgreen, President Trump is not the only American who maintains his stance on the layoffs at BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post. Like the president, other people of this country chimed in with their thoughts on the reasons behind the layoffs:

What do you think about BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post laying off their journalists? Do you agree with President Trump’s take? Let us know in the comments section below!


Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.