(OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLA) — Former President Donald Trump has filed a defamation suit against the Pulitzer Prize board for awarding The New York Times and Washington Post the 2018 the prize for their blatantly incorrect coverage of the Russia collusion scandal. The suit was in Okeechobee County, Florida and accuses the Pulitzer’s board of “reckless disregard” for false statements and failure to retract the stories.
The entire story turned out to be a hoax concocted by the FBI, Democrats and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation which “did not find sufficient evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the United States’ 2016 election.”
The suit claims that the “demonstrably false connection was and remains the stated basis” for the papers’ award-winning coverage,” Fox News reported.
“A large swath of Americans had a tremendous misunderstanding of the truth at the time the Times’ and the Post’s propagation of the Russia Collusion Hoax dominated the media,” the complaint states. “Remarkably, they were rewarded for lying to the American public.”
The Washington Post and the Times received the award for their “deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration,” according to the Pulitzer website.