President TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpHow Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents MORE, echoed his father's calls on Friday for The New York Times and The Washington Post to have their joint Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the Russia probe revoked.
"He’s right... unless they give Pulitzer’s for fiction," Trump Jr. said quoting the president, who earlier in the evening suggested the prize be taken back.
Many were quick to point out after Trump Jr.'s tweet, however, that there is a Pulitzer Prize for fiction, which went to "Less" by Andrew Sean Greer in 2018. The award was created in 1918 originally under the category "Novel" but was later changed to "Fiction."
They... they do... pic.twitter.com/0uSOuBHZVP— Alex Mallin (@alex_mallin) March 29, 2019
Does Don Jr. not know that there's a Pulitzer for Fiction? https://t.co/B7xo6EZnaV— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 29, 2019
The criticism of the outlets comes after a summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE's final report found there was no coordination between Trump and Russia.
The New York Times and The Washington Post won a joint 2018 Pulitzer Prize in national reporting last year for their coverage of Mueller's expansive probe, which formally concluded last week.
Earlier this week, conservatives told The Hill that reporters should be held accountable for their constant reporting on the issue. Others have stood by the media's reporting, with Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein praising it as “one of the great reporting jobs in history."