Trump Delays ‘Fake News Awards,’ Touts Greater Interest Than Anticipated

on December 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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President Donald Trump on Sunday evening said that he would push back the presentation of his so-called “Fake News Awards” to Wednesday, instead of Monday, and claimed that there has been great interest in the “awards.”

Trump initially announced the “awards” last week, telling his Twitter followers that he would call out the “MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT” members of the media.

The President has long raged against the press, fighting negative media attention by attempting to undermine journalists’ credibility. His anger over coverage of his administration intensified last week with the publication of a new book, “Fire and Fury,” which portrays his administration as chaotic and inept.