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President Trump unveils his 2017 'Fake News Awards'

President Trump unveils his 2017 'Fake News Awards'
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The New York Times, CNN and other US media outlets scoop President's highly-anticipated media accolades.


In a bid to highlight what he calls bias and unfair coverage in the media, President Donald Trump has tweeted the "winners" of his 2017 "Fake News Awards"

The list ended up crashing the Republican party's website after a surge in traffic on the internet. Despite that, the New York Times and its columnist Paul Krugman took number one spot after the economist said the US economy would never recover following Trump's historic election victory.

Other entries in Trump's top ten focused on errors and included Time's report about Martin Luther King's bust being removed from the Oval Office and broadcaster CNN’s coverage of the president's trip to Japan, notably the moment where he was filmed feeding fish with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Trump also dismissed collusion with Russian. The scandal over whether Moscow meddled in the 2016 US election has seen four of President's campaign team charged with crimes. Despite that, the Trump said Russian collusion was the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people.

However critics, including Republicans, slammed the awards as dangerous.

Republican Senator Jeff Flake said: "The enemy of the people," was what the president of the United States called the free press in 2017. Mr. President, it is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies."

But it wasn't all negative, with Trump later tweeting "there are many great reporters I respect and lots of GOOD NEWS for the American people to be proud of!"

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