The media has made it quite clear that they are planning to turn the White House Correspondents’ Dinner into a big Trump bashing event. So Trump just stole the spotlight from them.
Trump to Hold Rally in Pennsylvania Night of White House Correspondents’ Dinner
President Trump announced Saturday afternoon that he will be holding a rally that happens to be the same night as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
“Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
The announcement comes after Trump made the decision to skip the annual dinner in February, breaking with the tradition presidents in recent years have set by attending the event.
The rally will be held April 29 in Harrisburg, the same day as Trump marks the 100th day of his presidency, Politico reported.
A senior White House official said the decision to hold the rally that day had more to do with how Trump planned to spend the hours of the 100th day than the correspondents’ dinner.
“The media is trying to make this about them when — respectfully it has nothing to do with you guys,” said the official. “It’s about focusing on the people.”
Here’s Trump’s tweet:
Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017
Some journalists are upset:
Wasn't enough for Trump to skip WH Correspondents Dinner—now holding rally at same time, which many would-be dinner goers will have to cover https://t.co/J7mabsE8xv
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) April 22, 2017
Others think this is hilarious:
Upstaging his enemies again. https://t.co/sZAIhlnaeT
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) April 22, 2017
That’s hilarious. https://t.co/gevFcnds2n
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) April 22, 2017
Is it wrong that I laughed as I read this? https://t.co/4gORVHyLEi
— Karen Townsend (@penguinponders) April 22, 2017
It is pretty funny!