And it didn’t get much better from there.
Much of the reaction on social media centered on the president’s own reputation for “fake news.”
The Washington Post earlier this month reported that Trump has made more than 2,000 false or misleading claims in his first 355 days in office.
Others mockingly wished to win the awards themselves or cracked jokes.
And still others called Trump the ”#FakePresident.”
Here is some of that reaction:
— sheconley (@sheconley) January 18, 2018
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) January 18, 2018
TIL: For all his screaming about fake news, Trump wasn't able to find any truly serious/uncorrected mistakes in the mainstream media. The lies he tells on Twitter each day are far worse and a lot more dangerous #FakeNewsAwards
— Richard Hine (@richardhine) January 18, 2018
As it turns out, many #MAGAphones are starting to figure out that the #FakeNewsAward should go to their fake president, that proclaimed he would drain the swamp. As it turns out, the swamp is the ONLY ecosystem he's protected. pic.twitter.com/rHyzEr31gu
— Cimbrelo vs Keating (@Bill_Cimbrelo) January 18, 2018
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) January 18, 2018
— Luke McGarry (@lukeymcgarry) January 17, 2018
Just 51 hours until the government shuts down, and the GOP is more focused on their #FakeNewsAwards than doing their own jobs. Not only does the GOP control every branch of government, but Trump refused to sign their bi-partisan bill. As always, they will try to blame the Dems.
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) January 18, 2018
— Cthulhu for America (@cthulhu4america) January 18, 2018
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 18, 2018
@seanhannity was robbed! His work on the Seth Rich story was the most underrated fake news of the year.
— Larry (@2457klhu) January 18, 2018
Tonight, @realDonaldTrump released his long-promised #FakeNewsAwards.
History may have forgotten it, but another notable world leader had a famous conflict with the press: Hitler. pic.twitter.com/vm76z6lGfE
— Mic (@mic) January 18, 2018
I'd love for BuzzFeed to win, but really it's an honor to just live under an administration that devalues the press
— Chris McDaniel (@csmcdaniel) January 18, 2018
— CPJ (@pressfreedom) January 18, 2018
Can’t handle how embarassing this Fake News Awards list is. It’s the definition of a snowflake nitpicking minor errors while 99% of Trump’s statements are flat out lies.
I mean, holy sh*t, “Trump dumps box of fish food” is one of his top ten “fake news” topics.
— handsome mustache boy (@jules_su) January 18, 2018
— ACLU (@ACLU) January 18, 2018
— Luisa Haynes (@wokeluisa) January 18, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.