Late-night TV hosts poke fun at Trump’s “fake news” awards announcement

January 05th, 2018

In case you’re not following Donald Trump on Twitter (who could blame you?), he recently tweeted that he’s going to  announce “THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR” next week. We’re not kidding. Here’s the tweet:

I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018

This is hardly the most outrageous of all his tweets as president. Case in point: the tweet that came before this one, in which he actually insisted that he had a much bigger nuclear button than North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018

Or this holiday tweet, in which he states that global warming isn’t real since it’s getting very chilly:

BTW: Global warming is the rising of the earth’s temperature and climate, and it is very real. Weather and climate are two different things. Weather is what you’re experiencing right now, while climate is the broader trends that make certain weather experiences more or less likely. Therefore, just because you’re experiencing extremely cold weather doesn’t mean that the earth’s climate isn’t warming. Here’s a map to show you just how warm it’s getting.

In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017

Of course, late-night talk show hosts couldn’t help but poke fun at Trump’s “fake news” awards. Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, made sure that the president didn’t forget to include him in the nominations by putting up a giant “for your consideration” billboard in Times Square.

Colbert also tweeted out the ad and said that he’s expecting to see news anchor Anderson Cooper on the red carpet of #TheFakies:

So excited for Monday’s “MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR!” See you on the red carpet, @AndersonCooper! #TheFakies pic.twitter.com/r8pYCj0g9r

— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) January 4, 2018

During his show, Colbert said that he’s very excited for the awards because “nothing gives you more credibility than Donald Trump calling you a liar.” Watch the clip below:

Tonight! My desperate bid to get Trump’s disapproval! #TheFakies pic.twitter.com/7exZSesI8m

— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) January 4, 2018

Other late-night hosts also wanted to have their names up for consideration and made their own ads. The Daily Show tweeted out a “for your consideration” photo of their current host, Trevor Noah:

Monday night’s MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS is going to be 🔥🔥🔥@realDonaldTrump, For Your Consideration: pic.twitter.com/6GT31qdBaL

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 4, 2018

Noah tweeted out:

What an honour to be fake considered along with @StephenAtHome @iamsambee for the fakest media awards. #TheFakies https://t.co/gFuYsOqmjn

— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) January 4, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel of Jimmy Kimmel Live talked about the announcement during his monologue and said that it sounded like “somebody’s been in the White House laundry room eating tide pods again” and that “The Stupid People’s Choice Awards is what they’re calling it.”

Kimmel also asked whether Trump will be “physically able to give a trophy to someone other than himself”. You can watch the video below:

Other people on Twitter also reacted to the tweet:

Is this real life

— miss brittɑny mɑrie (@MissBeeMartin) January 3, 2018

Congrats @PresidentShow-SEASON 2 just wrote itself & it's just as frightening & hilarious as your 1st! Good luck @ComedyCentral @TonyAtamanuik & entire cast at THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o'clock. I'll stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/Z06jMlXINq

— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) January 5, 2018

Don’t let this Steve Bannon hubbub distract you from finding that perfect dress for The Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year.

— Jon Hurwitz (@jonhurwitz) January 3, 2018

. @realDonaldTrump you are honestly an invalid idiot. Please go away. Please go away tomorrow. As soon as you can. Please. At least do some good for the world. Resign. Then you can go live a happy life at the Trump Vegas.

— Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) January 3, 2018

Donald Trump hasn’t reacted to these jokes yet, but we know what we’ll be looking forward to next week.


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