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resident Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will sue the Pulitzer Prize Board for awarding journalists who advanced the discredited “Russia Hoax” narrative as well as for doubling down on allegedly defamatory remarks. For over a year, Trump has insisted that the Pulitzer board revoke the prizes to the New York Times and the Washington Post because the awarded reporting “have become worthless and meaningless.”
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At his “Save America” rally in Robstown, Texas, on Saturday, Trump split his attention between the future and the recent past.
Concerning the future, Trump indicated he would “probably” run again for president in 2024, stating, “In order to make our country successful, safe and glorious again, I will probably have to do it again.” He emphasized the need to focus first on the midterm elections and on securing a “historic victory for the Republican Party this November.”
Regarding the recent past, Trump underscored how those who covered so-called Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election should not be permitted to keep their prizes for national reporting.
Rather than on individual journalists, Trump honed his critique on the Pulitzer Prize Board, which recently refused to rescind the awards that had been conferred to reporters for pushing the “Russia Hoax.”
The awards in question went to the staffs of the New York Times and the Washington Post for what the Pulitzer Prize Board characterized as “deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration.”