Donald Trump announced at his rally in Texas on Saturday that he would ‘sue’ within two weeks to snatch Pulitzer Prizes from the Washington Post and New York Times for their coverage of Kremlin interference in the US presidential election. of 2016.
“Within the next two weeks, we will be suing the Pulitzer Organization to have these awards taken back,” Trump sang at a rally in Robstown, where he wavered for MAGA candidates.
He said the Pulitzer Prizes should go to Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Jeanine Pirro.
Trump first threatened to sue the awards in June. But in July, Pulitzer’s board of directors rejected his repeated requests to revoke the 2018 national reporting awards given to the two newspapers, noting that critics had found no reason to rescind the awards.
“No passage or title, assertion 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 a statement. “The 2018 Pulitzer Prize Booth for National Reporting.”
The awards were given for “deeply researched and tireless coverage in the public interest that significantly enhanced the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its ties to the Trump campaign, the president-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration”. according to the Pulitzer advice.
Now Trump has given himself a deadline to file a lawsuit. Trump claimed at the rally that the stories “vilified” him.
“By allowing these people who got Russia, Russia, Russia wrong, they’re actually defaming me because they’re saying they’re right,” Trump said.
They didn’t understand “Russia, Russia, Russia”.
An investigation by the US intelligence community revealed that the Kremlin was heavily involved in manipulating social media in an effort to get Trump elected in 2016 and defeat Hillary Clinton.
The investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed that the Russian government worked to help Trump win the 2016 election and that the Trump campaign believed it would benefit from information stolen and released by Moscow. His investigation revealed multiple links between Kremlin agents and members of the Trump campaign.
A bipartisan Senate report also revealed several links between Trump allies and his campaign with Russian operatives. In just one example, the report concluded that Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s “high-level access and willingness to share information with people closely tied to Russian intelligence services posed a serious threat to counterterrorism.” -spying”.
Pulitzer’s board did not immediately comment on Trump’s latest lawsuit threat.