Let's Pick Worst Coverage of 'Your Favorite President (Me)'

Trump suggests contest in tweet
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2017 10:10 AM CST
Trump Suggests Contest to Award 'FAKE NEWS TROPHY'
President Trump speaks to members of the US Coast Guard at the Lake Worth Inlet Station on Thanksgiving in Riviera Beach, Fla.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Trump is back in the White House after spending the Thanksgiving holiday at Mar-a-Lago, and he's back on the media attack, on Monday morning suggesting—"seemingly tongue-in-cheek," per Politico—that the media go head-to-head in an unusual contest: "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 favorite President (me)," he tweeted. "They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!" He also commented on a tweet about Joe Scarborough's MSNBC show Morning Joe running a pre-taped segment Friday without making clear it wasn't live, tweeting, "the good news is that their ratings are terrible, nobody cares!"

Scarborough took notice, tweeting, "You care. Oh, how you care so much" and "Still watching I see. You remain our most obsessed viewer." Scarborough has since deleted those two tweets and replaced it with this one: "I'm taking my Trump tweets down. Too 2017 for me." The president wasn't silent on the subject of CNN over the holiday, either, on Saturday taking another swing at the network. He tweeted, "@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!" (More President Trump stories.)

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