Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

Hold on! Trump makes everyone wait on 'Fake News Awards'

US President Donald Trump speaks to the media after the Congressional Republican Leadership retreat at Camp David US on Saturday US President Donald Trump speaks to the media after the Congressional Republican Leadership retreat at Camp David US on Saturday
Andrew Cummings | 08 January, 2018, 04:06

"I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR Monday at 5:00 o'clock. And beyond that, I think we'll have to see what happens", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Wednesday.

Trump has spent the past several days railing against Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" as a "Fake Book" and inserting himself in an on-air dispute between White House aide Stephen Miller and "CNN flunky" Jake Tapper.

The journalism watchdog group CPJ had tweeted last week that it would hold its own awards ceremony to coincide with Trump's. "Stay tuned!" Mr. Trump ended his tweet on the subject.

After the interview, Trump tore into Tapper, referring to him as a "flunky".

The book's publication renewed debate on Mr Trump's mental health.

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"And I think I've wasted enough of my viewers' time". They call the show "monotonous ... liberal dogma", "a fake news show" and "political propaganda disguised as entertainment" respectively.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah placed a full-page advert in the New York Times on Friday featuring quotes from negative reviews created to appeal to Trump.

Trump, who often derides media coverage critical of his administration as "fake news", says the awards will cover "dishonesty" and "bad reporting" by media outlets.

On Thursday The Late Show's Stephen Colbert released a spoof ad asking the President to consider his show in all categories, including "Least Breitbarty", "Fakest Dishonesty", "Dishonestest Corruption", and for "The Eric Trump Memorial Award for Disappointment".

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