Trump fights fake news with awards for 'most dishonest & corrupt media'

A tweet from the official Twitter account of US President Donald Trump. @realDonaldTrump  Twitter

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he will hand out awards for dishonest media reporting in several different categories on Jan 8. "They will be awarded for Inspiration & Stupid coverage in various categories of the media with fake news Listen and watch!" "Stay tuned!" Tweeted Trump.

President Trump has been most vociferous in attacking CNN for its supposed "fake news", with the network widely expected to win the majority of gongs.

President Trump has relatively and frequently termed these trendy media houses as "fake" media.

After that late November tweet, a Rasmussen poll found 40 percent of voters believed Fox News should win this "fake news trophy", despite the president's suggestion Fox not be included in the contest.

A tweet from the official Twitter account of US President Donald Trump. @realDonaldTrump  Twitter
A tweet from the official Twitter account of US President Donald Trump. @realDonaldTrump Twitter

"Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names", Trump wrote in May 2017, "it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers".

I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o'clock. "And we want to hear from you", the email read.

ABC News incorrectly claiming Trump ordered Michael Flynn to contact Russian officials while a candidate. His slew of unflattering words was usually directed in the general direction of the New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, and NBC, among others.

Last year, 12 days before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th American president, Meryl Streep slammed him in her acceptance speech of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, saying "There was one performance this year that stunned me - it sank its hooks in my heart".

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