GRUDGE

Trump Demands Washington Post, New York Times Be Stripped of Their Pulitzer Prizes

President Trump took to Twitter late Friday to rail against The Washington Post and The New York Times for their coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Despite claiming earlier this week that he was exonerated by Mueller’s report on the conclusions of the investigation, Trump still apparently has a bone to pick with the two major newspapers that extensively covered the probe—so much so that he claims they should be stripped of their Pulitzer Prizes. “So funny that The New York Times & The Washington Post got a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage (100% NEGATIVE and FAKE!) of Collusion with Russia - And there was No Collusion! So, they were either duped or corrupt? In any event, their prizes should be taken away by the Committee!” he tweeted. His son, Donald Trump Jr., quickly jumped in to back his father up on Twitter, writing, “He’s right... unless they give Pulitzer’s for fiction.” Trump Jr.’s attempted zinger quickly triggered mockery, with many pointing out that there is in fact a Pulitzer category for fiction.