Trump says he's delaying 'Fake News Awards' until mid-January

08 January, 2018, 04:42 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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On January 2, the USA president tweeted to say he would be announcing "the most dishonest and corrupt media awards of the year".

Last November, President Trump first floated the idea of awarding a "fake news trophy" to media outlets to mark their "distorted" coverage of his presidency.

Trump originally announced last week that he would be bestowing "the most dishonest & corrupt media awards of the year", drawing swift ridicule from late-night satirists like Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, and Samantha Bee.

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It also says the Trump campaign did not expect to win the U.S. election and Trump himself was "befuddled" by the result, that he was angry A-list stars snubbed his inauguration, and that he found the White House "scary". "And beyond that, I think we'll have to see what happens", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Wednesday.

"CNN "MISTAKENLY" reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J Trump Jr had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks", is the second story on the list. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Friday, in a bid for a trophy, The Daily Show took out a full-page ad in The New York Times.

"After provoking North Korea and then insulting Palestine, the President turned to America's greatest foe: the fake-news media", Noah said of Trump's announcement. "So that was Donald Trump's day on Twitter". This would be one of its kind media award by the United States president.

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"The Failing New York Times has a new publisher, A.G. Sulzberger".

In an email to supporters of the president on December 28, the Trump campaign had sought nomination for the "King of Fake News" trophy.

Trump had coined the term "Fake News" during his presidential campaign, targeting media houses for "biased" news.

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