Late-Night Hosts Are Campaigning for Trump's 'Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards'

Late-Night Hosts Are Campaigning for Trump's 'Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards'

Late-Night Hosts Are Campaigning for Trump's 'Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards'

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah all took time out their shows on Wednesday to mull over their chances of receiving one of the awards - or as Colbert referred to them, "the Fakies".

It all began when President Trump tweeted Tuesday: "I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o'clock".

Late Night hosts are already campaigning for the honor of being awarded what Stephen Colbert dubbed a "Fakie". "Because nothing gives you more credibility than Donald Trump calling you a liar".

After the advert was released, The Daily Show's official Twitter account poked fun at Trump's literacy, saying: "Hey @realDonaldTrump, show them you're not semiliterate!"

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah placed a full-page advert in the New York Times on Friday featuring quotes from negative reviews created to appeal to Trump.

What's more, Donald Trump will get the press to cover it (which I guess I'm doing right now). "Stay tuned!" Trump said.

The president vented in late November that a contest should be held for the worst political coverage, excluding Fox News.

Mr Trump hit back on Twitter, writing: "I think [I] would qualify as not smart, but genius.and a very stable genius at that!"

The details of the president's announcement about such unprecedented awards was unclear, and came in between tweets threatening the use of a big nuclear button against North Korea and touting Fox News' Sean Hannity's 9 p.m. show. TIME corrected that story after a White House aide confirmed that the bust was still in the Oval Office.

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