REPORT: Finnish Journalist Responds After Her Award is Revoked for Speaking Out Against Trump

That’s not gonna fly.

Finnish investigative journalist Jessikka Aro was thrilled to learn that she’d received the International Women of Courage Award. The award is granted annually by the U.S. Department of State to women who have demonstrated “exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment.”

Aro hmade arrangements for travel to the United States and gave the State Department her social media information.

Suddenly, she learned the award had been rescinded.

Aro says it’s because of a critical tweet she posted of President Donald Trump.

When the President tweeted that the “RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA” was “THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE,” Aro fired back:

“The Kremlin doesn’t need any troll factories as long as it has YOU trolling on behalf of it!”

Aro believes it was this tweet that resulted in her award being rescinded.

Watch her interview with CNN below.

Aro was originally awarded the honor for her work regarding Russia’s propaganda efforts in the United States and Europe.

Though the award may have been rescinded, Twitter was certain to shower Aro with praise.

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