Trump is skipping the White House Correspondents’ Dinner for obvious reasons. The press attacks him all day every day on TV, why would he want to go to an event where they can attack him in person?
During the Obama years, the WHCD was a big love fest between the press and the president but those days are long over.
Now, we learn that the organization behind the event has hired a comedian from the Daily Show with a history of bashing Trump. Anyone surprised?
‘Daily Show’ comic tapped for White House Correspondents’ Dinner
The White House Correspondents’ Association has tapped “Daily Show” comedian Hasan Minhaj to perform at its ballyhooed annual dinner.
President Trump won’t be there, but hundreds of Washington journalists will be.
Minhaj, 31, will be the evening’s entertainer — a tightrope that comedians like Jimmy Kimmel, Cecily Strong, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert have tried to walk before.
Minhaj is not as well-known as those comedians were when they performed, indicating that the correspondents’ association may have had trouble booking a huge star this year.
The Federalist has the scoop on Minhaj:
White House Correspondents Association Taps D-List Trump Hater For Annual Dinner
The White House Correspondents Association just announced Trump-hating comedian Hasan Minhaj, who is known for getting upset the Second Amendment exists and telling jokes on “The Daily Show” sometimes, will headline its annual dinner this year.
In 2015, Minhaj called President Trump “white ISIS” (or “WISIS”) and jokingly suggested that barring conservatives from the White House was the only way to protect America.
Now we know exactly what this event is going to be.
An evening of mocking Trump and those who voted for him.
And the media wonders why no one trusts them anymore.