On his first morning back in Washington, President Trump suggested Monday that a contest may be in order to determine which news network is the “most dishonest” in its coverage of him.
“Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!” he said in the tweet.
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). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2017
Left out of his challenge: Fox News, the network most likely to have favorable news coverage of his administration.
The tweet, akin to the media attacks he's made since before taking office, seemed to build off a statement he made this weekend about the importance of the conservative news network in America. In that Saturday tweet, he also insisted that CNN was representing the United States “poorly” to the world.
“The outside world does not see the truth about them,” he said.
.@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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2017
CNN replied in kind.
It's not CNN's job to represent the U.S to the world. That's yours. Our job is to report the news. #FactsFirst 🍎— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 25, 2017
On Monday, Trump also criticized MSNBC's Morning Joe.
The good news is that their ratings are terrible, nobody cares! https://t.co/I7h4Ryin3h— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2017
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