Donald Trump has revealed his frequently touted Fake News Awards winners on Wednesday night — and the GOP’s website with the list promptly crashed.
But no worries, we got the full list of Trump’s “winners” below:
All of which seems more like a series of early morning Trump tweets than an awards show, but tah-dah.
Trump and GOP.com offer visuals and examples in most cases (some are photos of headlines) as evidence for each award. See more here.
Here’s Trump’s original tweet if you want to test for yourself if the GOP’s website
got its sh — together is back online:
And the FAKE NEWS winners are...https://t.co/59G6x2f7fD— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2018
The original tweet was followed by this:
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2018
Explained the GOP:
Tonight, https://t.co/YTZAIJpNhb saw more traffic than ever before. Even though the servers were scaled up, the interest was even greater than anticipated. Traffic is off the charts. Come back soon.— GOP (@GOP) January 18, 2018
The Fake News Awards have been billed as the president’s stab at launching something like the Golden Raspberry Awards for movies — which honor the worst instead of the best — except for political coverage. Until Wednesday, nobody has been all that sure whether the president would go through with it. Earlier today, two Republican senators and several Democrats warned “that his unceasing attacks on a free press are undermining a fundamental tenet of democracy and emboldening despots abroad,” the L.A. Times reports.
But calling stories “fake news” has been one of the biggest catchphrases of the former TV star’s presidency, as CNN’s Brian Stelter pointed out: