Trump team seeks to raise money off of ‘fake news contest’

Trump team seeks to raise money off of ‘fake news contest’: President Trump’s attacks on the news media are serving a new purpose: Political fundraising. 

In an email solicitation, the Trump-Pence Make America Great Again Committee is asking donors to take a poll to name the worst “fake news story” of 2017. 

An actual email from Team Trump: pic.twitter.com/vP0Bi76wvP 
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) December 28, 2017
The gimmick plays off a Trump tweet of Nov. 27, in which he proposed a contest about which television networks – excluding his favorite one, Fox News – was the most dishonest.

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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
“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),” Trump said then. “They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!”
SOURCE: USA TODAY
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