President Trump's Fake News Awards, originally slated for Jan. 8, then rescheduled for today, may or may not actually be happeningyesterday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, when pressed, had no details about what she called the "potential event"but John McCain and Samantha Bee are both braced for them.
In an op-ed that appears in today's Washington Post, the senator from Arizona rails against Trump in advance of the maybe-stunt. Headlined "Mr. President, stop attacking the press," the piece begins,
After leaving office, President Ronald Reagan created the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to recognize individuals who have fought to spread liberty worldwide. Nancy Reagan continued the tradition after her husband's death, and in 2008 she bestowed the honor on human rights icon Natan Sharansky, who credited Reagan's strong defense of freedom for his own survival in Soviet gulags. Reagan recognized that as leader of the free world, his words carried enormous weight, and he used them to inspire the unprecedented spread of democracy around the world.