Former President Trump on Monday solid the Pulitzer Prize board’s rejection of his demand to revoke awards given to The New York Occasions and The Washington Publish as “working cowl” for “the most important reporting failure in fashionable historical past.”
The board earlier Monday mentioned it might not fulfill a number of requests by Trump to rescind awards to the employees of the 2 newspapers in 2018 for reporting on Russian interference within the 2016 presidential election as a result of it noticed no standing to take action.
“The Pulitzer Board has taken away any shred of credibility it had left with its ‘response’ relating to the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Nationwide Reporting, which was awarded to The New York Occasions and The Washington Publish for blatant faux information,” Trump mentioned in a press release.
“As an alternative of performing with integrity and offering transparency, the Pulitzer Board is working cowl for the most important reporting failure in fashionable historical past: the faux Russia Russia Russia collusion hoax.”
Trump then advised that the one Pulitzer the 2 newspapers must be awarded is that if a brand new class was credited known as “disinformation.”
“The reality is that the 2018 Pulitzer Prize was handed out for reporting that merely parroted political disinformation—disinformation that we all know was fabricated by overseas operatives and my political opponents,” Trump mentioned.
“If the Pulitzer Prize has turn into a blatant acknowledgement of false, liberal political propaganda, then the Pulitzer Board ought to simply say so,” he added.
The board mentioned it carried out a evaluate and located no motive to revoke the information retailers’ rewards.
“The separate critiques converged of their conclusions: that no passages or headlines, contentions or assertions in any of the successful submissions have been discredited by info that emerged subsequent to the conferral of the prizes,” the board mentioned in its assertion, including: “The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes in Nationwide Reporting stand.”
Trump mentioned that he would “proceed doing every part potential to proper the fallacious brought on by the 2018 Pulitzer Prize,” including that he would do the identical when it got here to the Jan. 6 committee’s investigations into his involvement within the Capitol riot.
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