This week President Trump proposed the creation of a “fake news trophy.” On Monday he 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2017
A new poll from conservative-leaning Rasmussen took up the challenge to see which news organization the public thought was the most dishonest. However, they did not take Trump’s suggestion not to include Fox News. The poll found that 40% of all voters thought Fox deserved the award for fake news.
Here’s the breakdown for the other outlets that voters picked:
- 25% said CNN deserved the fake news trophy
- 9% said MSNBC
- 4% said ABC
- 3% said CBS
- 2% said NBC
Another 6% picked a different outlet and 11% were undecided.
When he proposed the “fake news trophy,” Trump said it should go to the network that has the “most dishonesty, corrupt and/or distorted” coverage of him. Fox News took the prize.Tweet