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Don Jr was widely mocked on Twitter Saturday for his lack of knowledge about the prestigious Pulitzer Prize after suggesting there are no awards for fiction.
The president's son was replying to a comment made by his father calling for The New York Times and The Washington Post to have their Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of Russian interference in the 2016 election revoked.
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Donald Trump had earlier tweeted: 'So funny that The New York Times & The Washington Post got a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage (100% NEGATIVE and FAKE!) of Collusion with Russia - And there was No Collusion!
'So, they were either duped or corrupt? In any event, their prizes should be taken away by the Committee!'
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Don Jr retweeted the president's tweet, adding: 'He’s right ... unless they give Pulitzer’s for fiction.'
And he was quickly ridiculed online by users pointing out that the Pulitzer is handed out to works of fiction.
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MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin wrote: 'Does Don Jr. not know that there's a Pulitzer for Fiction?'
Historian Kevin M. Kruse replied with a screengrab showing the criteria needed to pick up the $15,000 prize money.
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And others shared memes calling the first son 'dumb', 'illiterate', 'the dumbest Trump' and an 'idiot'.
The prize is awarded 'for distinguished fiction published in book form during the year by an American author, preferably dealing with American life', according to the Pulitzer website. Last year's winner was Less by Andrew Sean Greer.
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After Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report was released last week and found no proof of collusion between Trump and Russia in the 2016 election, Trump has launched a fierce attack on the left and the media.
Responding to Don Jr's tweet, one Twitter user wrote: 'This...
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