Dec 28, 2017
Trump campaign emails out "Fake News Trophy" candidates
Per an email from the "Trump Make America Great Again Committee," a joint project between the RNC and the Trump presidential campaign:
"At President Trump's request, we are holding a contest to name the 2017 KING of Fake News. And we want to hear from you."
Their suggested list:
- The ABC News story incorrectly claiming Trump ordered Michael Flynn to contact Russian officials while a candidate. He actually did this as president-elect. ABC has since corrected the story
- The CNN story claiming Trump and Trump Jr. were given access to WikiLeaks documents. This was actually publicly available information, and CNN has corrected the story.
- TIME reporting that a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. was removed from the Oval Office by Trump. TIME corrected that story, and the reporter apologized.