Trump demands 'no more funding' after NPR scandal: 'Not one dollar!'

Posted 43 days ago


Donald Trump called for NPR to no longer be funded by the public after an insider called out the organization for its lopsided liberal biases, including against the former president.

In a bombshell essay published in The Free Press, veteran NPR senior business editor Uri Berliner said the 2016 election of Trump encouraged NPR journalists to find ways to "damage or topple" his presidency, saying the narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the White House "became the catnip that drove reporting" and that "we hitched our wagon to Trump’s most visible antagonist, Representative Adam Schiff."

Trump responded to the revelation by posting on his Truth Social platform, appearing to specifically paraphrase Berliner’s claims about NPR journalists aiming to "damage" his presidency, "NO MORE FUNDING FOR NPR, A TOTAL SCAM! EDITOR SAID THEY HAVE NO REPUBLICANS, AND IS ONLY USED TO ‘DAMAGE TRUMP.’ THEY ARE A LIBERAL DISINFORMATION MACHINE. NOT ONE DOLLAR!!!"

In the original piece, Berliner claimed that Trump’s ascension to the presidency caused a stark change at NPR.

"Like many unfortunate things, the rise of advocacy took off with Donald Trump. As in many newsrooms, his election in 2016 was greeted at NPR with a mixture of disbelief, anger, and despair. (Just to note, I eagerly voted against Trump twice but felt we were obliged to cover him fairly.)," he wrote. "But what began as tough, straightforward coverage of a belligerent, truth-impaired president veered toward efforts to damage or topple Trump’s presidency."... (Read more)