Donald Trump is at war with the media, and he just upped the ante again, announcing this afternoon that he plans to skip the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Ironically, the annual event planned for late-April is a chance for the President to roast the media.
Maybe, Trump is skipping out because the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) put out this statement about his regime’s blatant censorship this week when they blacklisted every outlet with meaningful reporting on Russia:
The WHCA board is protesting strongly against how today’s gaggle is being handled by the White House. We encourage the organizations that were allowed in to share the material with others in the press corps who were not. The board will be discussing this further with White House staff.
Maybe, Donald Trump canceled because has no discernable sense of humor, as became apparent when he was practically booed off the stage at the Al Smith Dinner just before the 2016 election.
Perhaps the President was too scared to send his Press Secretary to the briefing room to cancel the event to anyone’s face, lest he face any questions from the media about his decision. What’s for sure is that Trump tweeted his withdrawal:
I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
It seems like an obvious case where the wicked flee though no one pursues. However, it could just be Donald Trump acknowledging that his fledgling Presidency is failed and that he won’t be in office any longer by April 29th, 2017 when the WHCA event is supposed to happen.
Here’s a video President Obama’s eighth and final appearance in front of the White House Correspondents’ dinner.
This is what a real President looks like:
Grant Stern is the Executive Editor of Occupy Democrats and published author. His new Meet the Candidates 2020 book series is distributed by Simon and Schuster. He's also mortgage broker, community activist and radio personality in Miami, Florida., as well as the producer of the Dworkin Report podcast. Grant is also an occasional contributor to Raw Story, Alternet, and the DC Report, and an unpaid senior advisor to the Democratic Coalition.