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Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Trump postpones his 'fake news' awards

Trump postpones his 'fake news' awards

U.S. chat shows including The Daily Show and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert are fighting it out to be named in Donald Trump "Most Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards of the Year" on Monday (8 January).

A former speechwriter for President Obama said CNN's Jake Tapper made a "strong entry" for President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE's "Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards".

In fact, Stephen Colbert, the most anti-Trump of the anti-Trump late-night comics, is angling for a prize. "Stay tuned!", he wrote.

But Trump supporters are jubilantly awaiting the announcements.

During her first press conference of the new year, Huckabee Sanders started off by congratulating the two teams, noting that they were from 'two great states, both in the heart of Trump country'.

After the advert was released, The Daily Show's official Twitter account poked fun at Trump's literacy, saying: "Hey @realDonaldTrump, show them you're not semiliterate! The good news is, despite his threats to Korea, at least he thinks we're going to make it until Monday".

Cheri Angel responded: "I can hardly wait".

Trump has been at loggerheads with several U.S. mainstream media outlets, including the CNN, ABC News, The New York Times and the Washington Post among others.

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. The president initially said he would be announcing the accolades this Monday, and didn't give a reason for the change.

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

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