A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency, and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be untrustworthy and should be fact-checked per article. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.
- Overall, we rate Trump Train News Questionable due to extreme right-wing bias, promotion of propaganda through covering only one side, a complete lack of transparency, and failed fact checks.
Reasoning: Propaganda, Lack of Transparency, Fake News
Bias Rating: EXTREME RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2016, Trump Train News is a hyper-partisan conservative, Pro-Trump website. The website lacks transparency as they offer an about page with minimal information, rarely names authors and ownership is not disclosed.
Funded by / Ownership
Trump Train News does not disclose ownership; revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Trump Train News typically quotes a news story from another source and then adds a few sentences or a paragraph of commentary. Some sources used are Fox News, Daily Wire, Daily Caller, and The Hill. Story selection always favors the right, and former President Trump, such as this California Governor Gavin Newsom, Praises Trump’s Response to Virus. Headlines are moderately sensationalized, such as this: Koch-Funded Think Tank Leader Wishes Coronavirus Death on Trump.
The website has published conspiracy theories regarding Election Fraud Trump to Hold Campaign-Style Rallies in Fight Against Election Fraud. They have also promoted misinformation on Covid-19 and debunked conspiracy theories such as Seth Rich.
Generally, all stories favor the Right and are mixed in factual reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- Quotes Kamala Harris as saying: “After we impeach, we round up the Trump supporters.” – Pants on Fire
- Quotes actor Will Smith as saying: “I’m not afraid to say that Trump and his supporters are ba…” – False
Overall, we rate Trump Train News Questionable due to extreme right-wing bias, promotion of propaganda through covering only one side, a complete lack of transparency, and failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 3/14/2020) Updated (08/07/2022)
Last Updated on August 7, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check