These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
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- Overall, we rate Donaldjtrump.com Right Biased based on the promotion of conservative policy supported by the Republican Party. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources and the one-sided promotion of campaign propaganda.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Donaldjtrump.com is the official campaign web site of current Republican President Donald J. Trump, which features his upcoming campaign events, a donation section, and other standard campaign sections.
Funded by / Ownership
Donaldjtrump.com is run by pro-Trump committees and the Republican National Committee (RNC). Revenue is derived through fundraising, donations, and a shop that sells merchandise and campaign materials.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Donaldjtrump.com features the sections “Get Involved, Coalitions, Events, News, About, and Promises Kept.” When you click “Get involved” the site demands your email, money (fundraising), volunteering, and provides campaign updates.
Under the “Coalition” section you will find specific groups supporting President Trump such as Black Voices for Trump, Latinos for Trump, Veterans for Trump, and more. The list starts with Women for Trump and when you click the link you can view the advisory board members which consist of notable figures such as Diamond and Silk, and Becki Falwell. You can see the full list here. This section also lists campaign news, events, and merchandise for sale. Under the news section, they link to news stories from other sources such as Newsweek, Washington Examiner and questionable sources such as Townhall.
Clicking on “Promises Kept” takes you to a separate website named promiseskept.com. The site lists President Trump’s 14 accomplishments as President, with one of these accomplishments being “Economy And Jobs.” You will also come across bullet points such as “Congress passed historic tax cuts and relief for hard-working Americans. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” However, these bullet points don’t link to any reports from other sources that can verify the accomplishment. Another claim is “U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth has soared under President Trump, topping 3% in 4 quarters under his administration.” Again, there isn’t a source provided to verify this claim either. Although the claims might be true, there isn’t linked evidence to confirm it. Next, another accomplishment is listed as “Land and Agriculture” and when you click this accomplishment you see 3 bullet points, without sources to support those claims either. On the right-hand side of the page, there are text boxes that consist of one paragraph explanations titled “Recent Achievements,” which once again is presented without further verifiable information.
Finally, the site also frequently publishes news from a conservative perspective that consistently uses loaded emotional language such as this “1 YEAR AGO TODAY: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s Job-Killing, Anti-Energy Agenda on Full Display” and “President Trump Defies Experts with Stunning Jobs Report.” Both of the articles are mostly sourced to Twitter links.
Failed Fact Checks
- None by Donaldjtrump.com. However, President Trump has failed numerous fact-checks.
Overall, we rate Donaldjtrump.com Right Biased based on the promotion of conservative policy supported by the Republican Party. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources and the one-sided promotion of campaign propaganda. (M. Huitsing 9/7/2020)