WASHINGTON, D.C. — Over six dozen of the world’s tiniest envelopes have been ordered and are on their way in an Amazon truck to the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed this morning from her office. The envelopes will be necessary for the awards ceremony President Donald Trump is hosting later this month.
On January 2nd, the president teased “The Most Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards of the Year,” saying it was a show he was planning on hosting himself today, at “5:00 o’clock.”
I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
However, last night Trump said the awards show has been pushed back to Wednesday, January 17th. Given Trump’s reputation for threatening lawsuits and never following through, some have been speculating if the awards show will happen if it all. Others are sure it’s a prank, played by the president in an attempt to “troll” the media he has been so hostile and combative with his entire presidency thus far.
The Fake News Awards, those going to the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media, will be presented to the losers on Wednesday, January 17th, rather than this coming Monday. The interest in, and importance of, these awards is far greater than anyone could have anticipated!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2018
“Not only will the awards show be happening, it will bigger than the Golden Globes, and it’ll be the most talked about award show ever,” Trump told reporters this morning from the Oval Office. “I need envelopes that my hands can easily open, is all.”
At the outset of preparations for the awards show, the Trump administration was worried they might not have enough envelopes, regardless of size.
“We’ve been sending so many letters to lawyers these days, we weren’t sure we’d have any envelopes left over for the awards show,” Huckabee told reporters. “But luckily we found this company that specializes in using saplings to make the paper for their tiny little envelopes.”
When a sample envelope from the minuscule paper company arrived, it met President Trump’s exacting standards. Several envelopes were ordered with the presidential seal and “Screw You, Lugenpresse,” stamped on the front. The envelopes should arrive by the middle of this week, in time for the awards show next Wednesday.
“The envelopes felt really bigly in his hands,” Huckabee said, “so the president was quite happy with them.”
While the White House has not issued any lists of nominees, it’s widely assumed that Trump’s favorite targets — CNN and The “Failing” New York Times — will get some mentions.