Trump Delays His 'Fake News Awards'

'Losers' will be announced next Wednesday, he says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2018 1:04 AM CST
President Trump steps off Marine One on the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, after traveling from Camp David, Md.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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(Newser) – Stephen Colbert and other late-night hosts are going to have to wait longer to find out whether they've won the "honor" they've been campaigning for: President Trump says he is delaying his "Fake News Awards," Politico reports. The awards, "those going to the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media, will be presented to the losers on Wednesday, January 17th, rather than this coming Monday," Trump tweeted Sunday. "The interest in, and importance of, these awards is far greater than anyone could have anticipated!" Deadline notes that another explanation for the delay could be that Trump is expected to attend the College Football National Championship in Atlanta on Monday.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has declined to provide details on exactly how the awards will be decided and handed out. In another tweet Sunday night, Trump posted excerpts from a New York Post column in which Michael Goodwin praised his "enormously consequential presidency" and said that "despite my own frustration over his missteps, there has never been a day when I wished Hillary Clinton were president." In an error that was later corrected, Trump misquoted the word "consequential," describing his presidency as "enormously consensual," the Hill reports. (British Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that she has no doubts about Trump's mental fitness.)

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