“The biggest U.S. news story of 2016 — the tumultuous presidential campaign — yielded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for the Washington Post reporter who not only raised doubts about Donald Trump’s charitable giving but also revealed that the candidate had been recorded crudely bragging about grabbing women,” the AP reports.
“David A. Fahrenthold won the prize for national reporting, with the judges citing stories that examined Trump’s charitable foundation and called into question whether the real estate magnate was as generous as he claimed,” the report notes. “Fahrenthold’s submission also included his story about Trump’s raunchy behind-the-scenes comments during a 2005 taping of ‘Access Hollywood.’ His talk about groping women’s genitals rocked the White House race and prompted a rare apology from the then-candidate.”
Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal also received a Pulitzer for election-related work, winning the prize for commentary for columns that “connected readers to the shared virtues of Americans during one of the nation’s most divisive political campaigns.”
Click here to see the complete list of winners, announced today.