(LibertySociety.com) – The Pulitzer Prize Board is comprised of members who recommend recipients it feels should receive one of the multiple awards bestowed each year. The American honors are to recognize significant achievements in the arts, including literature, music, and journalism.
On December 13, former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit for unspecified damages against the board, The New York Times, and the Washington Post for defamation. He claims the news outlets falsely reported about the alleged Russian collusion scandal between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia. Prize recipients were “rewarded for lying to the American public,” the complaint says.
Trump files defamation suit against members of Pulitzer Prize Board for defending 'debunked' Russiagate honors https://t.co/LMmRxaDEY7
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 14, 2022
Fox New Digital said they obtained a copy of the suit, which states the 2018 board gave the honor to the staff of the NYT and WaPo despite the allegation that their coverage of “Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election” and his campaign’s involvement was false. Trump claims their actions misled the American people and didn’t deserve an award.
The former US leader previously asked the board to call back the prizes given to the outlets, but the group refused, stating it reviewed the work and stood by the award dissemination. The refusal to rescind prompted Trump to seek other means of reversal through the court system.
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