Trump says he's delaying 'Fake News Awards' until mid-January

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Late-night comedians are desperately competing for President Donald Trump's "Fake News Media" awards by using the same tactic of posting "for your consideration" ads.

As you can see in the tweet above, the president is citing interest that "is far greater than anyone could have anticipated" as a possible reason for the date change.

"Personally, I'm excited for the most Dishonest and Corrupt Media Awards of the year", he said.

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!" He, on many occasions, has called them "fake" media.

Thank President Trump for all his accomplishments during his first year in office. "Stay tuned!", he wrote. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media.

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The president vented in late November that a contest should be held for the worst political coverage, excluding Fox News. "The good news is, despite his threats to Korea, at least he thinks we're going to make it until Monday".

"The President of the United States is starting his own awards show - the Stupid People's Choice Awards are what they're calling it", Kimmel said.

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

But Trump supporters are jubilantly awaiting the announcements. The president gave an exclusive, 30-minute interview, with no aides around, to The New York Times' Mike Schmidt last week while at his club Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.

His tweet prompted worldwide bemusement and amusement, but now the President has said he is delaying the honours citing the "interest in and importance of" the awards. Traditional news organizations like the New York Times and CNN are sure to walk away with some prizes, but have been characteristically restrained about their ambitions.