President Donald Trump made a promise that he was going to announce his picks for the inaugural “Fake News Media” awards this coming Monday, Jan. 8.
Stephen Colbert is one those who doesn’t want to get snubbed by the president. So he took out his own “For Your Consideration” billboard in Times Square.
The ad submits The Late Show in all categories, including “Outstanding Achievement in Parroting George Soros’ Talking Points,” “Best Sound Mixing,” “Best Chex Mixing,” “Least Breitbarty,” “The Eric Trump Memorial Award for Disappointment,” “Fakest Dishonesty,” “Corruptest Fakeness,” “Dishonestest Corruption,” and “Smallest Button.”
That last one is a reference to Trump’s tweet about having a bigger nuclear launch button than North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.
It also includes quotes from Fox News host Sean Hannity (calling Colbert “a horrible human being”) and the #FireColbert hashtag on Twitter. Colbert, too, used a quote from Trump, who previously lashed out at the late-night TV host over a monologue he gave on May 1. “You see a no-talent guy like Colbert. There’s nothing funny about what he says. And what he says is filthy. And you have kids watching,” Trump told Time.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) January 4, 2018
“I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. “Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!”