President Trump attacks media in his first post-Thanksgiving tweet

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President Donald Trump returned from the Thanksgiving holiday with another attack on one of his favorite targets — the news media — suggesting Nov 27 on Twitter a “contest” to determine which television network deserves a “fake news trophy.”

Taking special aim at CNN, and carving out an exception for Fox News, which often provides flattering coverage of him and his administration, President Trump tweeted. “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!” 

Shortly after, the president retweeted a missive by Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media, which noted that MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” had pre-taped its post-Thanksgiving show for Friday, with the hosts falsely bantering about holiday meals that had not yet happened. “The good news is that their ratings are terrible, nobody cares!” President Trump added.


President Trump attacks media in his first post-Thanksgiving tweet