President Trump Announces Fake News Awards Winners, CNN Takes the Lead

January 18, 2018Jan 18, 2018

Throughout Donald Trump’s presidency, “Fake News” has been a highly recognizable term with a majority of the mainstream media’s Trump news coverage being negative—and allegedly incorrect. Major news networks such as ABC and CNN have been called out a number of times for false reporting, some being forced to release an apology statement.

Last year, President Trump announced that he would be conducting a “Fake News Awards.” America has been patiently awaiting the results, which Trump released on Wednesday, January 18th.

The GOP website stated, “2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative.”

The “winners” of the Fake News Awards included reporters and stories released from the New York Times, ABC News, CNN, TIME, Washington Post, and Newsweek. To no surprise, CNN took the lead with four awards.

The New York Times came in second with two awards, while all of the other news sources previously listed received one. See the results below.


Falsely reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked WikiLeaks documents.

Falsely reported that President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit to Japan by altering a video, when actually, the Japanese prime minister led the way with the feeding.

Employees resigned after falsely reporting about a Russia meeting involving former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci; they later retracted the story.

Falsely reported on the situation with former FBI Director James Comey when Trump was believed to be under investigation.

New York Times

Reporter Paul Krugman claimed that the U.S. economy would never recover under Trump, but the DOW hit a record high.

Released a false, front page story that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.

ABC News

Reporter Brian Ross was demoted after releasing a false report on Trump, Russia collusion.


Falsely reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

Washington Post

Falsely reported that a Florida Trump rally was empty by sharing a photo of the arena taken prior to the start of the event.


Falsely reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand, when she actually did.

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