Trump announces winners of ‘Fake News Awards’

Alex Wigglesworth
Los Angeles Times

President Donald Trump announced the recipients of his “Fake News Awards” on Wednesday night.

Trump tweeted a link to the winners list, which was hosted on The web page promptly went offline.

The “award” recipients included a mix of reporters for The New York Times, ABC News and The Washington Post, as well as reports published by CNN, Time, Newsweek and The New York Times. The winners list also included one topic: “Russia Collusion,” which the list called “perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people.”

Under the winners was a list of 10 of Trump’s accomplishments, among them the passage of the GOP tax cuts and the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Trump listed the highlights in subsequent tweets:

“Despite some very corrupt and dishonest media coverage, there are many great reporters I respect and lots of GOOD NEWS for the American people to be proud of!” Trump tweeted at 5:05 p.m.

Six minutes later, he tweeted: “ISIS is in retreat, our economy is booming, investments and jobs are pouring back into the country, and so much more! Together there is nothing we can’t overcome — even a very biased media. We ARE Making America Great Again!”