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A humble request to ignore Donald Trump's presidential campaign




Business mogul Donald Trump holds documents certifying his net worth is 8.7 billion dollars as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City.  Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House.
Business mogul Donald Trump holds documents certifying his net worth is 8.7 billion dollars as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City. Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House.
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Despite that fact that Donald Trump is one of the few name brand nominees for the Republican presidential candidacy, political pundit Dan Schnur of USC is asking the media to abstain from covering the Trump campaign.

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Schnur states, "The best way to cover Donald Trump is to ignore him, at least until he says something of actual relevance and import to the nation's governance - and this would require an unlikely level of self-restraint from the mainstream news media." Plus there are all those hours of television to fill. Yesterday, a tongue-in-cheek CNN report covered Trump's opening of a new golf course.

Today, Trump is getting even more coverage due to Univision cancelling its broadcast of the Trump Organization's Miss USA pageant in reaction to comments he made about Mexicans and his proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

How do you think the media should handle Trump’s campaign? And how should the RNC handle Trump vis-a-vis the debates?

Guest:

Dan Schnur, Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC and adjunct faculty at USC Annenberg School