Former President Donald Trump said at a rally in Robstown, Texas, that he will sue the Pulitzer Prize board over its awards for reporting on Russian interference in the 2016 election, claiming that “they’re actually libeling me.”
“Within the next two weeks, we’re suing the Pulitzer organization to have those prizes taken back,” Trump told the crowd on Saturday where he was stumping for Republicans in the state.
The Pulitzer board in July rejected Trump’s requests to revoke the 2018 national reporting awards given to The Washington Post and The New York Times, saying its review found no reason to rescind the awards.
The former president, who has claimed that the papers’ reporting is “totally incorrect,” suggested that he plans to sue the Pulitzer board for defamation.
“By allowing these people that got Russia, Russia, Russia wrong, they’re actually libeling me because they’re saying they got it right,” Trump said at Saturday’s rally.
Trump has previously threatened to file litigation against the Pulitzer board if it did not “do the right thing on its own.”
It’s unclear if the former president will actually act on his threat.
Trump says he is suing the Pulitzer organization to revoke prizes awarded to NYT and WaPo reporters: “Within the next 2 weeks, we’re suing to have those prizes taken back.”
He has been saying this for over a year. pic.twitter.com/0v2WfPgCqg
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 23, 2022