Trump asks Pulitzer to withdraw his award to Times and Post for the Russian plot
US President Donald Trump today asked those responsible for the Pulitzer Prizes to withdraw the award given last year to The New York Times and The Washington Post for their coverage of the "Russian plot".
"It's very funny that The New York Times and The Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize for their (100% negative and false!) Coverage of the collusion with Russia, and that there would be no collusion!" Trump said in a message to through Twitter.
"So, were they cheated or corrupt? In any case, the committee should withdraw their prizes!" He added.
The University of Columbia, which delivers the Pulitzer, awarded its "national coverage" award in 2018 to the Washington Post and The New York Times.
The award was received for "unremitting, deeply documented and public interest coverage that substantially improved the country's understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 elections and its connections to the campaign of Trump, the transition team of the president-elect and his eventual Government ".
The role of the media in the United States in its coverage of the so-called "Russian plot" has been questioned since Sunday, when part of the result of the investigation by prosecutor Robert Mueller was released, which concluded that no one has the campaign of Donald Trump conspired with Russia.
Already before Trump's arrival at the White House in January 2017, the US media They devoted their resources to informing without respite about the supposed interference of the Kremlin in the presidential elections and about alleged contacts of the campaign team of the now president with Russian officials.
According to White House calculations, only between the New York Times and The Washington Post and the CNN and MSNBC networks, more than 8,500 news items related to the "Russian plot" have been published.