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
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke