Trump Jr. says NY Times, WaPo should have Pulitzers revoked 'unless they give Pulitzer's for fiction'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' MORE's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpComedians post fake Army recruitment posters featuring Trump Jr. Trump Jr., Ivanka garner support in hypothetical 2024 poll FWS: There's 'no basis' to investigate Trump Jr.'s Mongolian hunting trip 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."

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The criticism of the outlets comes after a summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay 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."