President Donald Trump has announced the winners of his “Fake News Awards” through Twitter Wednesday night.
Aside from handing out individual awards, the head of state posted a link to a blog post on the Republican Party’s website listing several news stories that he deems are false, including articles about handshakes and overfeeding fish.
The article also noted that according to studies, 90 percent of Trump’s media coverage is negative.
The list of outlets that were included in Trump’s “Fake News Awards” include CNN, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Many of the entries on the list are stories in which the news outlets published corrections, or acknowledged errors in their reporting.
These include Time’s mistaken report that Martin Luther King Jr.’s bust had been removed from the Oval Office, along with CNN’s incorrect report that the president’s son had access to hacked WikiLeaks documents.
The list also included a couple of less pressing matters, including Newsweek’s report that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake Trump’s hand and CNN’s video that the article says was edited to make it appear that Trump overfed fish during a visit to Japan.
As the 11th item on the list, the article emphasized that there is no collusion with Russia. “Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people,” said the article. “THERE IS NO COLLUSION!”
Following Trump’s tweet linking to the “Fake News Awards” article, he also twitted a mixed message about the media and reporters.
“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!” Trump wrote.