BuzzFeed has decided to drop an ad deal between it and the Republican National Committee (RNC) because of Donald Trump. We don’t say this often, but well done, BuzzFeed.
In a memo to staffers, BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti said that while the RNC had signed a deal with BuzzFeed to “spend a significant amount on political advertisements slated to run during the fall election cycle,” BuzzFeed was pulling out of the agreement because Trump is a truly awful person.
The RNC package was worth about $1.3 million to BuzzFeed, so yes, “significant amount” is accurate.
“Earlier today Buzzfeed informed the RNC that we would not accept Trump for President ads and that we would be terminating our agreement with them,” wrote Peretti, in the memo obtained by Politico. “The Trump campaign is directly opposed to the freedoms of our employees in the United States and around the world and in some cases, such as his proposed ban on international travel for Muslims, would make it impossible for our employees to do their jobs.”