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


President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., 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.”

{mosads}The criticism of the outlets comes after a summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’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.”

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