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Donald Trump’s awkward awards fail

DONALD Trump’s inaugural “Fake News Awards” got off to a bad start.

The US President’s latest salvo in his ongoing battle with the mainstream media was eagerly awaited.

But it wasn’t the red carpet that went askew, or a cringe-worthy opening monologue, because there were neither of those.

No, in true Trump tradition, the President sent out a tweet with a link to the awards on the Republican Party website. But rather than a list of the “winners” all you got was an “Error 404 page”. The Republican Party said, “Traffic was off the charts. Come back soon.”

Once the golden envelope was opened, it was some of the biggest names in the US media who were invited up to the podium to collect their dubious honour.

“2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news,” read the release on the Republican Party website.

“Studies have shown that over 90 per cent of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative.”

Sadly, those “stu…

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