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Over the last few weeks, late-night shows have rolled out impressive awards campaigns for the “Fake News Awards” that President Donald Trump doled out on Wednesday night. Trump ultimately didn’t give any laurels to late night on Wednesday — but that didn’t stop the hosts from having fun with the proceedings.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, host Jimmy Kimmel handed out a Donald Trump “Fake News Award” to CNN host “Wolf Blitzer.” (In reality, CNN won four of Trump’s awards, but Blitzer won none; and in Kimmel’s spoof of the ceremony, Blitzer was played by Kimmel’s father.)
“Thanks, Jimmy, I have so many people to acknowledge,” the pseudo-anchor said. “First I want to thank our fake-news writers, who brilliantly made our bullshit all year long. I want to thank our special-effects team, who made it look like the president threw paper towels at Puerto Ricans. And, most importantly, I want to thank President Trump for this trophy of a child’s fist giving the middle finger.” (“Wolf” pointed out that his golden award was a fist showing only its middle finger.)
Kimmel, pointing out that “Wolf” wasn’t even the real Wolf Blitzer, said that everything about the acceptance speech was fake. He was interrupted, however, by “Rachel Maddow” (played by Kimmel’s mother), who offered “Wolf” some mini muffins.
“Come on, Rachel, let’s go home and howl at the wolves,” the false CNN anchor said at the end of his speech.