Was the elegantly coiffured President Trump faking it when he took to social media and claimed he would be presenting “corrupt awards” to the media?
“I will be announcing the most dishonest and corrupt media awards of the year,” Trump tweeted after coming up with the idea of a “fake news trophy” contest in November.
“We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favourite President (me),” Trump said then. “They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!”
Then the Trump-Pence Make America Great Again Committee asked donors to take a poll to name the worst “fake news story” of 2017.
The pageant of perilous pomposity comes after the President told the world that he had a bigger red button than North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in the latest ongoing war of words between the two leaders.
President Donald Trump’s size-matters tweet on nuclear weapons has prompted a backlash, with CNN’s Jake Tapper questioning his behaviour.
Speaking on a special edition of the channel’s The Lead Tapper said: “President Trump is in a back and forth with Kim Jong-Un over whose nuclear button is bigger and whose has more power. It may be difficult for those of you at home to wrap your minds around a US president who makes statements like this about the use of nuclear weapons, which would of course murder millions of people.”
It is not the first time the exchanges between the president and the North Korean leader have been criticised – Trump was accused of using personal insults after Kim was said to have referred to him as “old.”
“Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat?’ Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend—and maybe someday that will happen! ” Trump tweeted in November.
Tapper said: “This is the president of the United States issuing a threat to use nuclear weapons then turning around and glibly chastising the media. None of this normal, none of this acceptable.”