Trump says he'll announce 'Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards' next week

Trump says he'll announce 'Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards' next week
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump warns Iran's Rouhani: Threaten us 'and you will suffer' Pompeo: Iran's leaders resemble the mafia NYT's Haberman: Trump 'often tells the truth' MORE took to Twitter Tuesday to announce he would present “corrupt media awards” to the “fake news media” next week.

“I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock,” Trump tweeted. “Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!" 

Trump’s tweet comes after his campaign asked supporters to help him award a “Fake News Trophy” last week.

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“Americans are sick and tired of being lied to, insulted, and treated with outright condescension,” an email to Trump’s supporters sent last week reads. “That’s why President Trump is crowning the 2017 KING OF FAKE NEWS before the end of the year.

“There’s no point in pretending that some journalists are anything more than peddlers of falsehoods and liberal propaganda,” the email continues.

The Trump campaign’s email links to a poll where participants can vote on three media stories as “fake,” “faker” or “fakest” news.

In November, Trump suggested there should be a contest among news networks, excluding Fox News, for the “Fake News Trophy.” 

Rasmussen poll conducted after Trump’s tweet found that a majority of Americans would award Fox News the trophy.