Trump: There Should Be a Contest Between News Networks for the ‘Fake News Trophy’

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters outside the White House / Getty

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President Donald Trump proposed on Monday that there should be a contest between news networks where the winner would receive a "fake news trophy."

In a morning tweet, Trump said the contest would include CNN but not include Fox News and would search for the network that was most "dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted" in their coverage of the presidency.

"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)," Trump posted on Twitter. "They are all bad. Winner to receive the Fake News Trophy!"

This is the most recent insult from the president in a stream of attacks against the media, specifically CNN, and their coverage of the president, which he claims has been unfair since his campaign for presidency.

Trump has repeatedly castigated CNN, claiming they are "fake news."

The president followed up that tweet with another, that included an article from Breitbart titled "Fake News: Morning Joe Caught Pretending Pre-Taped Day After Thanksgiving Show Was Live.

He seemed to bundle the "Morning Joe" network into those that should be in the ‘fake news contest,’ and tweeted that nobody really cared about MSNBC’s slip up.

"The good news is that their ratings are terrible, nobody cares!" Trump tweeted Monday morning.

Trump tweeted for a third time Monday morning, in an unrelated manner, about the tax bill currently making its way through Congress.

"The Tax Cut Bill is coming along very well, great support. With just a few changes, some mathematical, the middle class and job producers can get even more in actual dollars and savings and the pass through provision becomes simpler and really works well!" Trump posted.

Katelyn Caralle

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Katelyn Caralle is a media analyst at the Washington Free Beacon. Before joining Free Beacon, Katelyn worked as a Digital Strategy Intern at The Heritage Foundation. She graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2016 where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Voice.

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