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'Noble' Prize in Journalism? Netizens Mock Trump for Inventing New Kind of Award

© REUTERS / JONATHAN ERNSTU.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza look on during a signing ceremony for the "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act," approving additional coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief for the U.S. economy and hospitals treating people sickened by the pandemic, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza look on during a signing ceremony for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, approving additional coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief for the U.S. economy and hospitals treating people sickened by the pandemic, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2020 - Sputnik International
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There is no Nobel Prize for journalism, as there is no 'Noble Prize' at all. In his misspelled tweet, POTUS might have meant the Pulitzer Prize, established in 1917, an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.

US President Donald Trump now-deleted tweet slammed "reporters" who have received "Noble Prizes" on "Russia, Russia, Russia" and proved to be "totally wrong", saying that they should return their "prizes" to the "Noble committee" so that they can be given to real reporters who "got it right". Trump even went so far as to suggest his own "very comprehensive list" of such journalists. He also insisted that the 'Noble' Committee should act, stressing that they "better be fast". 

However, such committee is unlikely to respond to his demands, as there is no Nobel prize in journalism, not to say that there is no such thing as a "noble prize".

The twitterati immediately reacted to the cri de coeur, pointing out Trump's misspelling of "Nobel". 

​Users pointed to the recent embarrassment of Trump claiming that he "sarcastically" suggested injecting disinfectants to treat COVID-19 and opined that maybe his new tweet was also sarcasm.

Or maybe it was a matter of jealousy?

Some not in the mood for laughs suggested that Trump tweeted about his "Noble Prize" to draw attention from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the country and the world.

As the Nobel Prize is not given to journalists, it was the Pulitzer Prize that Trump may possibly have been referring to. Some users saw a silver lining that the POTUS did not try to spell 'Pulitzer'.

​The Pulitzer Prize is an award marking achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States, established in 1917. The Nobel Prize is is an annual set of awards in academic fields such as biology, chemistry, physics, literature and others.

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