Trump calls Pulitzer Prize "fake news," says Washington Post couldn't have won it without his wrongdoing
MOSCOW -- Not everyone was celebrating the Pulitzer Prize given to The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold on Tuesday.
Failed presidential candidate Donald Trump, whose nonexistent charitable contributions were the subject of Fahrenthold’s award-winning investigative reporting, issued a statement from his Russian villa immediately following the announcement. The statement, which was written in cubist English and translated into proper English, was shared on Russian Today by Ed Schultz and read as follows:
“How sad it is that failing Washington Post and overrated David Fahrenthold won a Pulitzer Prize for their fake news reporting! Everyone knows that I love veterans. Nobody is better for veterans than me. In fact, if I were the rightful president right now, America would have so many more veterans because we would be winning all kinds of wars. Our military isn’t winning with Hillary Clinton. In fact, they’re getting rusty. What good does it do to have a military if you’re not going to use it? Barack Obama didn’t use it. In fact, Barack Obama didn’t use a lot of things. He was too busy playing golf the whole time. No stamina. Sad!”
Trump’s accusation immediately received a Pants on Fire! rating from Politifact, another Pulitzer Prize-winning organization. When informed of this development, Trump issued an additional statement:
“Now fake news Politifact is saying Fahrenthold’s reporting was accurate. This is the liberal media at work. Fahrenthold and the failing Washington Post owe me a Pulitzer. They couldn't have won without me! My charitable foundation is the star! I'm a winner! Always manipulating the people to try and tell only their side of the story. Only losers can’t tell the difference between real news and this type of crap. Sad!”
As of press time, both of Trump’s statements were the top-read stories on the Breitbart, Infowars, and Stormfront websites.