President Trump’s “Fake News Awards” was seemingly inspired by Infowars.
Last November, Trump had the idea of holding a contest for the most dishonest news organization, which Infowars responded to by suggesting an actual awards ceremony, with winners in several categories including Fake Publication, Anchor, Entertainer, and Reporter.
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
Infowars even held its own awards ceremony, with winners chosen by you, the viewer.
Trump has since announced he would hold the “most dishonest and corrupt media” awards ceremony on Wednesday, January 17th.