Donald Trump‘s Fake News Awards had everyone talking this awards season — would POTUS be handing out the awards himself? Would Melania Trump arrive on the red carpet in all white? Would Roseanne Barr be singing the National Anthem?
Sadly, these questions only reminded us to NEVER over-hype anything President Shithole says. Because the FAKIES turned out to be nothing more than a lame GOP listacle. Boo!
Trump tweeted out the “winners” on Wednesday, which included The New York Times’ Paul Krugman for his prediction that stock markets wouldn’t recover from Trump’s election. Yes, a false prediction apparently counts as fake news if it comes from The Times.
The “winners” got more embarrassing from there. CNN won for “FALSELY editing a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.” We wish we were making this up…
And the final “winner” on the list was, as Trump put it, “RUSSIA COLLUSION!… THERE IS NO COLLUSION!” We guess every media outlet gets to share that one?
As some publications celebrated their “win,” the snubbed contenders put on their gracious loser faces; specifically, the vociferous hosts of late night. Check out the clips and tweets (below) to see late night’s reaction to the FAKIES!
While Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel lamented about not being fake enough to take home a trophy, James Corden, Trevor Noah, and Samantha Bee couldn’t even get on the page to see if they won — because the link was broken. Ha!
Congrats! Everyone’s a loser!