ProPublica Called “Left Wing Blog” Over Trump Trust Issue, Provides Docs

ProPublica Called “Left Wing Blog” Over Trump Trust Issue, Provides Docs


During the White House press briefing on April 3, White House spokesman Sean Spicer called ProPublica a “left wing blog” after a reporter from Politico asked if President Trump had changes the terms of a blind trust agreement allegedly set up before he became President.

President Trump, who now has a 36 percent approval rating, one of the lowest for a new President ever recorded, has had several ethics related problems since taking office.

ProPublica went on a twitter rant that would make Donald Trump blush but with one key difference: It was filled with facts about ProPublica’s reporting even-handed editorial direction.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for and Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: Instagram: LVB325.