Trump to Announce ‘Fake News Media’ Awards Monday

President also says he has 'bigger' nuclear button than Kim Jong Un in tweet

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• January 2, 2018 9:10 pm


President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to combat a statement by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about his nuclear weapons arsenal and to announce that he will be giving out "Fake News" awards.

First, Trump responded to Kim ‘s declaration Monday that he has a nuclear button on his desk that is capable of reaching the entire United States. Trump tweeted that he also has a nuclear button, and his button is "much bigger and more powerful" than Kim's.

"North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘nuclear button is on his desk at all times.' Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime, please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" Trump tweeted.

A few minutes later, Trump announced that he will be naming "the most dishonest and corrupt media awards of the year on Monday at 5:00 o'clock."

Trump, who has long called CNN "fake news," has continued to criticize the media during his first year as president. Most recently in December, he said the "Fake News Media" was "desperate to write badly [about tax reform] so as to please their Democrat bosses."

CNN's Jim Acosta, a strong critic of the president's "fake news media" label, has repeatedly clashed with the Trump administration. During a recent CNN special report entitled "Trump & Twitter," Acosta asked the question, "If the president calls us fake news, do we just take it?"