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Trump to announce 'fake news' awards

08 January 2018

The late-night comedians responded by copying each other in an attempt to get the "Fake News Media" award, expressing the view that receiving an award would be a badge of honor.

Trump initially announced his intention to name "THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR" (all caps emphasis his) on Tuesday, January 2 - the same day he fired off multiple confounding tweets, including an alarming threat at North Korea that was apparently prompted by a segment on Fox News.

But will the stories that are recognized be "fake" or just unfavorable to the White House?

"Personally, I'm excited for the most Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards of the year", he said. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media.

Trump has regularly slammed the coverage of his campaign and time in the White House.

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Trevor Noah's "Daily Show" also has a for-your-consideration graphic on its Twitter feed.

During his tenure as President, Mr Trump has repeatedly claimed the media has been unfair to him. They call the show "monotonous ... liberal dogma", "a fake news show" and "political propaganda disguised as entertainment" respectively.

Mr Trump's awards have been met with widespread mirth with United States talk show hosts offering themselves up for consideration for the awards.

Stephen Colbert also got in on the act, purchasing a billboard in Times Square to make sure he would not get snubbed.

Trump to announce 'fake news' awards