WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday postponed the announcement until January 17 of his much- talked-about ‘fake news awards’ to the “most corrupt and biased” American mainstream media for its “dishonesty and bad reporting”.
Trump,71, has been at loggerheads with several US mainstream media outlets, including the CNN, ABC News, The New York Times and the Washington Post.
He has quite often described these popular media houses as “fake media”.
The awards were supposed to be announced today, but Trump upon his return from the Camp David presidential retreat on Sunday tweeted about the new date for one-of its-kind awards to be given to the several media houses.
“The Fake News 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,” he tweeted.
“The interest in, and importance of, these awards is far greater than anyone could have anticipated!” he said.
The “fake media” term is now popularly related to news with which one does not agree with.