It just keeps getting better and better.
Trump just took another step to stamp out the elitist and leftist mainstream media.
He’s skipping the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Independent Journal Review has the details and tweets:
President Donald Trump announced in a tweet Saturday afternoon that he will skip the annual soiree that fetes journalism in Washington:
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
The announcement comes on the heels of his staff’s controversial move Friday to bar a handful of major news outlets from participating in a gaggle with White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
The White House Correspondents Association, which hosts the dinner, protested the move strongly. News organizations rolled out statements condemning that maneuver, as well, capping off a fraught month between the president and the press that cover him.
The dinner, set for April 29 this year, is one of Washington’s biggest events each year. It’s meant to celebrate journalism and award scholarships for students.
CNBC has more.
They hint that the WHCA might be ditching the whole thing:
The president’s decision to skip the WHCA dinner arrives at a time when even journalists have questioned whether the event has become too insular and self-congratulatory. Each year, reporters co-mingle with celebrities in a display of celebrity-soaked pageantry, featuring lots of sponsored parties and related events.
However, some media critics say the dinner raises questions about whether beat reporters should rub shoulders with the politicians they cover frequently, or allow themselves to be too closely associated with Hollywood.
In a statement earlier this month, the WHCA said the dinner would “celebrate the First Amendment and the role an independent press plays in a healthy republic,” among other things.
However, the association added that it would continue to “pursue its core mission of advocating for journalists’ ability to ask questions of government officials, push for transparency from the presidency, and help Americans hold the powerful to account. This is a responsibility that we have taken seriously for more than 100 years and will continue to uphold,” WHCA president Jeff Mason added.
Let the elites sip their champagne and dish insults without the president.
Trump will be busy saving the republic.