In light of the results of the recently-submitted Mueller probe, which vindicated President Trump and his administration of the ongoing allegations of collusion with Russia during the 2016 campaign, both the president and his son fired back at the mainstream media.
Taking to social media, President Trump admonished both The New York Times and The Washington Post for their coverage of the collusion allegations, which he said was “100% NEGATIVE and FAKE” while calling for both outlets to lose their Pulitzer Prize awards.
Pondering whether The Times and The Post “were either duped or corrupt,” Trump noted, “In any event, their [Pulitzer Prizes] should be taken away by the Committee!”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 29, 2019
Donald Trump Jr. agreed, and said that the two news outlets should lose their Pulitzers, unless having been awarded “for fiction.”
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 29, 2019