Former US President Donald Trump sued the Pulitzer Prize board for defamation on Wednesday after it refused to annul 2018 journalism awards given to The New York Times and The Washington Post for their investigations into the so-called Russia plot.
Trump, who had advanced the complaint at a rally in Texas this past October, filed the action today in a court in Okeechobee County, Florida, according to The Hill media.
Last year, the businessman demanded an annulment of the prize, arguing that the articles published by these media outlets were based on “false information about non-existent links between the Kremlin and the 2016 electoral campaign,” and alluded to an accusation of false information that He ran the FBI.
Finally, the Pulitzers decided this past July to keep the National Reporting award for the two media after carrying out two independent reviews, in which they concluded that the winning works were not “discredited” by events after the award.
Trump, through his lawyers, considered that message damaging to his reputation and claimed that it would have been “impossible for an objective, exhaustive and independent review to reach that conclusion”, given the “facts that were known” at the time in which he allegedly were done.
The former president added in the document that the message of the Pulitzers includes several falsehoods and that the institution is “the establishment of the establishment.”
This story was originally published on December 14, 2022 2:46 p.m.
Source: El Nuevo Herald