Former President Trump on Monday called the Pulitzer Prize board’s rejection of his request to revoke awards to The New York Times and The Washington Post “current coverage” for “the biggest reporting failure in the world.” ‘modern history’.
Earlier Monday, the board said it would not respond to Trump’s multiple demands to rescind awards given to staff at the two newspapers in 2018 for reporting on Russian interference in the presidential election. 2016, because he saw no reason to do so.
“The Pulitzer Board has taken away any remaining credibility with its ‘response’ to the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, which was awarded to The New York Times and The Washington Post for blatantly false news” , Trump said in a statement.
“Instead of acting with integrity and being transparent, Pulitzer’s board is covering up the greatest failure in modern history: the fake Russia-Russia collusion hoax,” he said. he adds.
Trump then suggested that the only Pulitzer the two papers should receive was if a new category called “misinformation” was created.
“The truth is, the 2018 Pulitzer Prize was awarded for reporting that merely reproduced political disinformation – disinformation that we know was fabricated by foreign agents and my political opponents,” said Trump.
“If the Pulitzer Prize has become a blatant acknowledgment of false liberal political propaganda, then the Pulitzer Board should just say so,” he added.
The board said it conducted a review and found no reason to revoke the awards from news outlets.
“The separate reviews have converged in their conclusions: that no passage or title, statement or assertion in any of the winning submissions has been discredited by facts that have arisen after the awarding of the prizes,” the board said in its statement, adding: “The 2018 Pulitzer Prize Booth for National Reporting.
Trump said he would ‘continue to do everything possible to right the harm caused by the 2018 Pulitzer Prize,’ adding that he would do the same with respect to the Jan. 6 committee’s investigations into his involvement in the riot. of the Capitol.