Trump Sues Pulitzer Prize Board For Defamation

Fox News reports:

Former President Trump filed a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday against the Pulitzer Prize Board over the 2018 National Reporting prizes given to The New York Times and Washington Post for coverage of “now-debunked theory” of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Trump’s suit, filed Tuesday in Okeechobee County, Florida, was obtained by Fox News Digital. It states that a “demonstrably false connection was and remains the stated basis” for the coverage that received the prestigious award.

The staff of the Times and Post shared the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National reporting for “deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.”

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The Pulitzer is awarded by NYC-based Columbia University. Trump lives in Palm Beach County. I’m sure you can guess why this suit was filed in very rural Okeechobee County, which has fewer than 40,000 residents scattered over 900 square miles. Most lifelong Floridians would likely be unable to name any part of the county, with the possible exception of its turnpike rest stop.