Trump skipped the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last year and it looks like he is going to do the same thing this year, opting for a rally instead. It’s a good plan.
FOX News reports:
Trump says he’ll skip White House Correspondents’ Dinner, will ‘hold a very positive rally instead’
President Trump on Friday said that he once again would not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner set for later this month.
While criticizing the annual event scheduled for April 27, the president said he had other plans for the day.
“The dinner is so boring and so negative that we’re going to hold a very positive rally instead,” Trump said.
A decision hasn’t been made at this point on where the rally will be held, Trump said, while promising that it would “be a big one.”
Following the announcement, the WHCA tweeted a statement from their president, Olivier Knox, saying that the organization is “looking forward to an enjoyable evening of celebrating the First Amendment and great journalists past, present, and future.”
Here’s a video of Trump’s remarks:
Why should Trump attend an event with these people, many of whom have called him a traitor or worse?
In the past, the event has featured obnoxious comedians who were clearly partisan leftists.
This year, the WHCD people are trying to act all dignified and serious:
#WHCA President Olivier Knox on President Trump’s decision not to attend the association’s annual dinner April 27. “We’re looking forward to an enjoyable evening of celebrating the First Amendment and great journalists past, present, and future." @OKnox
— WHCA (@whca) April 5, 2019
What a joke.
Trump is wise to spend the time with supporters at a rally.