Morgan Brinlee is a News and Politics Writer for Bustle, currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born with an inordinate amount of curiosity and wanderlust, she looks to tell stories that encourage conversation and inspire people to think critically about their world. Morgan has run through tear gas in Turkey's Gezi Park, fed snails on a French escargot farm and trained in the art of burlesque all in the name of journalism. She hopes to continue traveling -and reporting- the world, if only for the food.

Melania Spent Part Of Her Day Listening To Teens Talk About Being Civil Online

As President Donald Trump used his Twitter account to attack the media on Thursday, labelling them "the real enemy of the people," First Lady Melania Trump sat down with teens to discuss responsible digital behavior. The first lady made an unannounce…
By Morgan Brinlee

Trump's White House Is Inviting Putin To Washington & Wow, That Was Fast

President Donald Trump is already gearing up for a second meeting with Vladimir Putin despite continued criticism over how he handled his Helsinki summit with the Russian president. But Trump may be seeking a home-field advantage for this second sess…
By Morgan Brinlee

Do A Google Image Search For “Idiot” RN & See What Happens

Algorithm-savvy protesters are using one of the web's most popular search engines to send the president a message. Type the word "idiot" into Google Images and you'll see Donald Trump. But Trump's mug isn't just the first image to pop up, or even the…
By Morgan Brinlee

Trump Told Theresa May To “Sue The EU” & That Advice Is Vintage Donald

During his visit to the United Kingdom, President Donald Trump told reporters he'd given the British prime minister some advice that she'd found "too brutal." While Trump refrained from going into just exactly what his advice had been, Theresa May ha…
By Morgan Brinlee

These Are The Royals Who Reportedly Refused To Meet With Trump

Queen Elizabeth II was left to greet the president and first lady of the United States alone on Friday at Windsor Castle after both Prince Charles and Prince William refused to meet Donald Trump, according to a report in The Sunday Times of London. …
By Morgan Brinlee

These Putin Quotes About Trump Show How He Likes To Flatter The President

President Donald Trump is expected to sit down for a one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. While the summit, which has become increasingly controversial given Friday's indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers, …
By Morgan Brinlee

Melania Could Have The Stage All To Herself When Trump Meets Putin

After getting in a few rounds of golf — something he recently admitted was his "primary form of exercise" — in Scotland, President Donald Trump is expected to head to Finland on Sunday for a summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin. B…
By Morgan Brinlee

A Paragliding Protester Crashed Trump's Visit To His Scottish Golf Course & There's Video

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... a paragliding protester? President Donald Trump reportedly arrived at his Scottish golf resort in Turnberry on Friday just in time to witness a clever new method of protesting: paragliding. A pa…
By Morgan Brinlee

The Trump Admin Will Speed Up Its Process To Reunite Migrant Families It Tore Apart

The Trump administration said Friday it would truncate its process of identifying and vetting migrant parents in an effort to speed up its plan to reunite thousands of migrant families it had separated at the border earlier this year. But officials h…
By Morgan Brinlee

These Photos Of Trump Meeting Queen Elizabeth Are A Highlight Of His UK Trip

President Donald Trump capped off the official portion of his visit to the United Kingdom by joining Queen Elizabeth II for tea at Windsor Castle on Friday. Trump and first lady Melania Trump greeted the queen with handshakes before observing a brief…
By Morgan Brinlee

17 'Love Actually' Memes About Theresa May & Trump That'll Make You Choke On Your Tea

How do you deal with a U.S. president who might just be trying to undercut you? Well, according to a number of Britons, you channel Hugh Grant's character in the romantic Christmas film Love Actually. Some Brits urged British Prime Minister Theresa M…
By Morgan Brinlee

The DOJ Just Reopened The Emmett Till Murder Case — More Than 10 Years After It Closed

An investigation into the murder of a young African American boy, whose gruesome death became a catalyst for the Civil Rights movement, has been reopened by more than 10 years after the case was initially declared closed. News that the Justice Depart…
By Morgan Brinlee

Ivanka & Jared Can't Even Hide At Home From Protests Against Trump's Immigration Policies

A number of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's neighbors aren't feeling quite so neighborly toward the couple, who both work as senior advisors to the president, anymore. Dozens of Ivanka's neighbors protested her father's immigration policies outside …
By Morgan Brinlee

What Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Has To Say About Melania & Ivanka Is Almost Heartbreaking

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been an integral voice in today's modern feminist movement and so it's not surprising to learn she has a thing or two to say about Melania and Ivanka Trump. Adichie recently shared her thoughts about Melan…
By Morgan Brinlee

Trump Will Have Tea With The Queen, But Who Knows If He'll Actually Drink It

No trip to England is complete without sharing a cuppa with the Queen. But while most folks have to content themselves with an afternoon tea sans the British monarch, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are expected to indulge in scon…
By Morgan Brinlee

An American Family May Have Been Separated Under Trump — And They're Not Being Reunited

Border Patrol agents may have detained and separated a parent and child who are U.S. citizens, Trump administration lawyers revealed Tuesday in a court filing. The revelation came as the administration sought to update a federal judge who'd ordered t…
By Morgan Brinlee

Jared & Ivanka Apparently Take Spin Classes In The Dark So They Won’t Be Recognized

The secret is out. While both Ivanka and her husband, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, reportedly love a good spin class, there's something unusual about the duo's fitness routine. Ivanka and Kushner prefer to exercise in the dark so as to a…
By Morgan Brinlee

Megyn Kelly's Comments On #MeToo & Trump Mocking The Movement Raises A Lot Of Questions

It wasn't too long ago that Megyn Kelly was inviting women to join her for what she called an "empowerment revolution," crediting #MeToo for opening the door to greater gender equality. So why did Kelly, who has been outspoken about the sexual harass…
By Morgan Brinlee

This Federal Judge Trump Might Pick For The Supreme Court Has A Murky Stance On Abortion

Justice Anthony Kennedy's impending retirement has fueled speculation as to whether or not the president would uphold past promises to nominate judges who would seek to overturn a woman's right to abortion. So, where does potential SCOTUS candidate R…
By Morgan Brinlee

Theresa May's Husband & Melania Trump Will Reportedly Be Hanging Out During Her U.K. Visit

Donald Trump has a busy day planned with the British prime minister as part of his four-day visit to the United Kingdom next week. But while Trump pals around with his British counterpart, first lady Melania Trump is expected to team up with the prim…
By Morgan Brinlee