Donald Trump proposed a competition on Monday to determine which TV network is the most unfair in its coverage of him.
‘Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!’ the president declared.
Trump isn’t taking his foot off the gas as he trashes major media outlets that he sees as biased against him.
Not impressed: President Donald Trump, pictured returning to the White House Sunday night from Thanksgiving in Florida, is getting impatient with ‘fake news’ reports that he sees as biased against him
Trump proposed a ‘fake news trophy’ on Monday, awarded to the TV news outlet that’s ‘the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted’
The president has tweeted about ‘fake news’ 117 times since taking office in January
It’s unclear whether Trump was serious
‘We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me),’ he wrote on Twitter.
‘They are all bad.’
Trump has tweeted about ‘fake news’ 117 times since taking office.
He’s mentioned CNN 23 times – always negatively – calling its broadcasts ‘garbage journalism’ and proposing to rename it ‘FraudNewsCNN.’
NBC News has piqued his Twitter temper 22 times since his inauguration. Trump has slammed The New York Times 29 times during the same months, and The Washington Post just 9 times.
Trump on Monday singled out CNN, whose senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta (pictured) is among his favorite news whipping-boys
The president’s disdain for CNN is so pronounced that ‘Saturday Night Live’ portrayed Acosta as a baby in the back of the White House briefing room as a fake Sean Spicer berated him
CNN has been a major Trump whipping-boy for more than two years, dating back to his presidential campaign.
His first press secretary, Sean Spicer, made such a habit of castigating the network’s correspondents that ‘Saturday Night Live’ portrayed one of them as a baby in a crib, yelling: ‘We’re not fake news!’
On Saturday the president went after CNN International, calling it ‘a major source of (Fake) news’ and saying CNN’s global broadcasters ‘represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly.’
‘@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN,’ he added.
CNN fired back.
‘It’s not CNN’s job to represent the U.S to the world. That’s yours. Our job is to report the news,’ the network said in a tweeted statement.
Trump has lavished praise on Fox news Channel hosts including firebrand Sean Hannity, whom he called ‘[a] great guy (with great ratings)’ on Thanksgiving Day.