Donald Trump gave an exclusive interview to FOX and Friends this morning. He explained the reason why he’s skipping the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Most people can understand why he wouldn’t want to go. The press treats him like a punching bag every day so why would he sign on to an event where he’s just going to get more abuse?
His explanation was a bit more gracious.
From the FOX News Insider:
Trump ‘Thought It Would Be Better’ to Skip WH Correspondents’ Dinner
President Donald Trump sat down for a wide-ranging exclusive interview with “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning from the White House.
Among the topics he discussed was his decision to skip this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 29.
“I have great respect for the press. I have great respect for reporters and the whole profession. Now with all of that being said, I just thought it would be better if I didn’t do the dinner,” Trump told Ainsley Earhardt, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade.
Watch the video below:
Anyone who has watched this event over the last eight years remembers it was a total love fest with Obama.
Why should Trump go just to be the butt of jokes from the press?