And it didn't get much better from there.
Much of the reaction on social media centered on the president's own reputation for "fake news."
The Washington Post earlier this month reported that Trump has made more than 2,000 false or misleading claims in his first 355 days in office.
Others mockingly wished to win the awards themselves or cracked jokes.
And still others called Trump the "#FakePresident."
Here is some of that reaction: