President Trump Reveals Fake News Awards

FILE - In this April 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington after an interview with The Associated Press. Trump has proven himself an unconventional leader time and time again in his first year in office. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
FILE - In this April 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington after an interview with The Associated Press. Trump has proven himself an unconventional leader time and time again in his first year in office. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

President Trump revealed the winners of his self-proclaimed Fake News Awards Wednesday night on Twitter with The New York Times topping the list.

Before naming the full list of Fake News Award “winners,” the website cited that “studies have shown that over 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative.”

It went on to call 2017 “a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage and even downright fake news.”

 

The website link in Trump’s tweet was originally down, most likely due to the website being flooded with visitors. Which gave critics the opportunity to troll the President for what appeared to be a broken link.

The site displayed a couple of error messages, one being the usual broken link 404 error. The site appeared to crash from high traffic. Those who continued to try the link also got this message, “The site is temporarily offline, we are working to bring it back up. Please try back later.”

Despite some in politics, and many in the media, disparaging the whole idea, public interest was enough to crash the gop.com website.

Trump also tweeted out that “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!”

Below is the full list of winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards:

11)  In Trump’s words, “‘RUSSIA COLLUSION!’ Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!”

10)  The New York Times report that the Trump administration had hidden a climate-change report

9)     CNN report that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim he was told he was not under investigation

8)     Newsweek report that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake Trump’s hand

7)     CNN’s retracted report claiming Anthony Scaramucci-Russia ties

6)     CNN’s video suggesting Trump overfed fish during visit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

5)     The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel tweeting that Trump’s December rally in Pensacola, Florida, wasn’t packed with supporters

4)     TIME report that Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office

3)     CNN report that the Trump campaign had early access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks

2)     ABC News’ Brian Ross’ bungled report on former national security adviser Michael Flynn

And coming in at Number One the Fake News Award goes to…

1)     The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claiming markets would ‘never’ recover from Trump presidency

Stock Market breaks 26,000 today, up from 19,000 when President Trump was elected. Unemployment is down, consumer and business confidence is up. Apple announced today the they would be repatriating BILLIONS of dollars from overseas. The Stock Market, business and the economy are booming.

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Author, Advocate, Blogger & Zombie Aficionado. Air Force veteran and jack of all trades, with a wide range of experience with many different cultures around the world as well as working alongside both CEOs and average Joes. "Writing was never a goal or even vaguely contemplated as a career choice, it just happened, an accidental discovery of a talent and a passion." A passion that has taken him in many directions from history to zombies to advocacy to News especially in this day and age of "Fake News" and "Alternative Facts." The Truth Is Out There!

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