On Monday, ProPublica reported that President Trump can draw money from any of his businesses without disclosing this information to the public, due to a new clause added to his trust agreement. Press secretary Sean Spicer dismissed the report in his usual fashion: by attacking the publication itself.
"I'm not aware that there was any change," Spicer stated when asked about the report. "Just because a left-wing blog makes the point of something changing doesn't mean it actually happened. I'm not aware that there was ever a change in the trust."
Just goes to show that you don't mess with ProPublica. The publication tweeted Monday afternoon calling Spicer out "since we're in the biz of facts."
In a tweetstorm, ProPublica broke down Spicer's attempt at dismissing the report. "The Trump trust doc was revised & signed Feb. 10. Here you go, @seanspicer," the publication tweeted, along with screenshots of the revisions.
ProPublica also added that they do "no-surprises journalism," adding that they reached out to the Trump administration and gave them time to respond to no avail. "What we do is hold people in power accountable, no matter who they are, or what names they call us. We do it with facts," they tweeted.
ProPublica then decided to provide a few of those facts, such as HHS Secretary Tom Price buying drug company stock "the same day he pushed policy that could help the company," and Jared Kushner' refusal to separate himself from business.
"And yes, our job always has been and will be holding *all* those in power accountable," ProPublica tweeted, including links to pieces that highlighted the flaws in the Obama administration.
"So, any other facts you'd like to know, @seanspicer?" the publication concluded.