Just last month Donald Trump tweeted out that there should be a contest to see who in the mainstream media should win the "Fake News Trophy." On Thursday, the White House took the president's tweet and made it a reality.

Trump on media

Since the start of his campaign for president back in the summer of June 2015, Donald Trump has been at odds with the mainstream media. After referring to illegal immigrants from Mexico as "rapists" and "murderers," the former host of "The Apprentice" has faced backlash from the press. Since then, Trump's feud with the media has only increased, as he's routinely labeled any and all reports he disagrees with as "fake news." Whether it's print publications or cable news outlets, Trump has targeted some of the most well-respected media sources in the country, even giving some nicknames like the "falling" New York Times.

With the exception of the conservative-friendly Fox News, Trump has put a target on the back of the press, which is clear during his interactions with reporters. In November, Trump tweeted out that there should be an award given to the news outlet who reports the most "fake news," and as reported by The Hill on December 28, the president is moving forward with his thought process.

In an official White House email sent out on Thursday, Donald Trump is asking his supporters to vote on which anti-Trump story should win the title of "King of Fake News." The email links readers to an online poll that gives four options to choose from.

The first option is in regards to "ABC News 'MISTAKENLY' reported that candidate Trump directed Michael Flynn to make contact with Russian officials before the election." The second option shines light on a CNN story that claimed the president and his son, Donald Trump Jr., had access to hacked documents released by Wikileaks prior to the election.

The third option involves a report claiming Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office. And the fourth and final option gives supporters the ability to write-in their own story.

Twitter reacts

In response to the White House email, social media was quick to fire back. "Lets surge it to be Fox," one tweet added.

"The 1st official "Fake News Trophy" should only go to the person who is the poster child for fake news. The person most deserving of such an honor is the person who will NEVER MAGA... @realDonaldTrump,"one Twitter user wrote. "Fox. It's what they do. Since 1996," another tweet added.

"The envelope please...and this year the award goes to...The Presenter, Donald Trump," another tweet noted. "Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the winner, hands down. Biggest fake ever," an additional tweet read.