Trump to crown 'Dishonest & Corrupt Media of the Year'

Trump to crown 'Dishonest & Corrupt Media of the Year'

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he would give out awards to "fake news media" for report he perceives to be "most dishonest and corrupt".

The details of the president's announcement about such unprecedented awards was unclear, and came in between tweets threatening the use of a big nuclear button against North Korea and touting Fox News' Sean Hannity's 9 p.m. show.

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

Back in November, Trump tweeted: "We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me)". They are all bad.


Mr Trump has previously labelled as "fake news" reporting on attendance numbers at his inauguration, his lack of immediate condemnation of violent white nationalists in Charlottesville and Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections.

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

Late in the evening, Fox News listed out some news stories of other networks that later bear out to be erroneous. Over the past year, the POTUS has accused several news networks and publications of "distorting" facts about him and his presidency. But this year's awards season has a new entrant - the one that will be hosted by US President Donald Trump.

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