Donald Trump Jr . deserves some kind of awarding for his latest breathtaking self-own. But not a Pulitzer.
President Donald Trump’s eldest son was mercilessly teased on Twitter on Friday after he sounded in on his father’s disapproval of The Washington Post and The New York Times.
The Pulitzer Committeepraised the publications for their “relentlessly reported coverage in the general interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 general elections and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration.”
Trump, however, demanded Friday that “their prizes should be taken away by the Committee! ” as he further tried to skewed the narrative on the conclusions reached by special counselor-at-law Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Attorney General William Barr secreted his summing-up of Mueller’s report from the inquiry last weekend. He said Mueller had determined that the Trump 2016 campaign did not collude with Russian officials but that there was insufficient evidence on whether Trump had hampered justice.
Democrats are requiring the secrete of Mueller’s full report. Trump and right-wing commentators continue to spin the summary as a victory.
The Times hit back be asserted that all the articles cited as one of the purposes of its award “has proven accurate.”
The Post’s Josh Dawsey said “not a single prize-winning story had a substantive correction.”
But the newspaper’s responses did not come before Trump Jr. backed his daddy with this ill-conceived tweet 😛
“He’s right … unless they hold Pulitzer’s for myth, ” wrote Trump Jr ., who in recent days has teased the idea of a future flow for bureau and has caught heat for giving an interview to a far-right conspiracy theory-peddling website which has already been called former President Barack Obama “a demon from inferno .”
Of course, there is a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. And Twitter users — including Vietnamese American author Viet Thanh Nguyen, who won the award in 2016 for The Sympathizer — were quick to point it out 😛