Trump Delays Fake News Awards

Trump Delays Fake News Awards

Trump Delays Fake News Awards

Newsrooms around the country put their preparations on hold after President Trump announced that he would be delaying his breathlessly awaited, inaugural Fake News Awards until January 17th.

He announced initially announced the awards last Tuesday in a Tweet. "Because nothing gives you more credibility than Donald Trump calling you a liar".

Late night hosts took advantage of Trump's latest invention to poke fun at the president - and put themselves up for the honor, of course.

"I get it. There's one viewer that you care about right now and you're being obsequious and you're being a factotum in order to please him, OK", Tapper said on "State of the Union", appearing to reference the president.

The 71-year-old said he would be handing out his "dishonest media" awards in various "fake media" categories, ranging from "dishonest" to "bad reporting".

U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the White House from Camp David, in Washington, U.S., January 7, 2018.

Health officials say the flu has become widespread in Utah
According to data from the Ohio Department of Health, the last week of 2017 had 925 flu-associated hospitalizations. Those who already have a health condition are at more risk if they develop flu.

Sears to close more than 100 additional stores
The move comes in addition to closing several of its stores in the state a year ago , including locations in Aurora and Englewood. Macy's announced in August it was closing 100 stores , with the remaining 11 stores closing in the first quarter of this year.

How to Watch Manchester United vs. Derby County
Rashford's finishing let the hosts' approach play down, though, when the striker skied over the bar after being played through. Marcus Olsson had Derby's first chance in the 22nd minute, and Sergio Romero had to be alert to tip over the crossbar.

Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah bought a full-page ad in The New York Times, resembling the style of an Academy Awards "For Your Consideration" campaign.

Noting that Americans were "sick and exhausted of being lied to, insulted, and treated with outright condescension", the Trump Campaign said, "That's why President Trump is crowning the 2017 KING OF FAKE NEWS before the end of the year".

Mr Trump hit back on Twitter, writing: "I think [I] would qualify as not smart, but genius.and a very stable genius at that!" This would be one of its kind media award by the U.S. president.

President Trump has frequently singled out the Times, the Washington Post, CNN and other outlets for criticism of their reporting on the White House.

In November, he tweeted about a competition among news networks for the "Fake News Trophy", excluding Fox News.

Related news



[an error occurred while processing the directive]