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Trump Latest News today | Trump Deleted Tweet Asking Journalist To Return Nobel Prize


Trump Latest News today | Trump Tweeted Journalist To Return Nobel Prize Before Deleting It
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President Donald Trump lashed out at the news media on Sunday, telling media members in tweets he swiftly deleted to return their "Noble Prizes" for their reporting on Russia.

In the later-deleted thread, he wrote: "When will all of the 'reporters' who have received Noble Prizes for their work on Russia, Russia, Russia, only to have been proven totally wrong (and, in fact, it was the other side who committed the crimes) be turning back their cherished 'Nobles' so that they can be given to the REAL REPORTERS & JOURNALISTS who got it right."

He said he could give the Nobel Committee a "very comprehensive list" of those he deemed "real" reporters, and he then asked when it would demand the prizes back.

He also said: "Lawsuits should be brought against all, including the Fake News Organizations, to rectify this terrible injustice. For all of the great lawyers out there, do we have any takers? When will the Noble Committee Act? Better be fast!"

 

The Nobel Prize is not awarded for journalism. Prizes are awarded for literature, physics, chemistry, peace, physiology, and medicine, with a separate memorial prize in economic sciences. It's possible Trump was thinking of the Pulitzer Prizes, which are awarded to journalists.

Earlier in the month, he said the New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman should give back the Pulitzer she won for her reporting on Russia, after she wrote a critical story about Trump's new chief of staff, Mark Meadows, which went into detail about his crying at work.

After the president tweeted, Ben Rhodes, a former national security adviser in the Obama administration, wrote on Twitter: "Trump's weird obsession with the Nobel Prize seems entirely rooted in the fact that Obama won it." President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.

Rolling Stone reported last year that Trump even asked Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize for his negotiations with North Korea — negotiations that are now stalled over North Korea's refusal to dismantle its nuclear program.




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