For the third consecutive year, President Donald Trump is going to skip the annual gathering of D.C. press also known as the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, which is scheduled to take place on April 27th.
He says it has become too boring and too negative.
Breaking: Trump says he will not go to the 2019 White House Correspondents Association dinner.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) April 5, 2019
Pres says he plans to hold a rally instead of going to the WH Correspondent’s Assn annual dinner. Says the dinner is boring and negative. Will be his 3rd consecutive no-show.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 5, 2019
Instead of the dinner, the president is going to hold a rally.
President Trump on White House Correspondents’ Dinner: “I’m going to hold a rally. The dinner’s so boring and so negative.” pic.twitter.com/t8P8Xtzjgm
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 5, 2019
Seriously, though, can any of those reporters (many of whom have needlessly attacked him over the past two years) blame him?
Least surprising news of the day… Trump wants keep whipping up hatred of the people who cover him https://t.co/uWH8BiLbKt
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 5, 2019
Now, who could’ve predicted that?
— Jay Tee Ell Oh Ell (@jtLOL) April 5, 2019
Huh, I wonder why that is? https://t.co/CCt7sv2YAW
— Mike Packer (@realmikepacker) April 5, 2019
Poor Brian, my heart breaks for you, hope you can recover. https://t.co/MSMj5IWgHK
— Derek (@YRunvus1957) April 5, 2019
Amend: “Whipping up hatred of the people who want him impeached/destroyed in the next election” https://t.co/R2oy5pv6jU
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) April 5, 2019
One thing that is clearly observable about Trump is that he is much more at home mingling with his constituents than he is mingling with the Washington press corps.