Trump Says He Will Skip White House Correspondents' Dinner

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Donald Trump announced Saturday afternoon that he will not be attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, D.C.

One day after the White House announced it had barred CNN, The New York Times, Politico and several other major media outlets from a media "gaggle" in the White House leading to angry protests from the press and several threats of boycotts of future media briefings, in a tweet the president said he will pass on the journalism scholarship benefit dinner in April traditionally attended by major media outlets, celebrity guests and the president and vice president.

"I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" he wrote on Twitter.

His refusal to attend comes amid reports that media outlets like CNN and MSNBC have been considering skipping the event at the Washington Hilton. Trump's move comes in the heat of his ongoing battle with the media, which he has labeled the opposition party and "fake news."

Trump isn't the only one canceling on one of Washington's biggest press nights. Bloomberg, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair previously canceled their after-parties. As Axios notes, some have questioned whether the event will still go on as planned, but news organizations' strong interest in tickets for the April 29 dinner suggests that the night will remain sold out, as always.

Various prominent political correspondents promptly responded to Trump's announcement:

Jeff Mason, the White House Correspondents' Association president, issued the following statement:

A high-profile comedian usually hosts the event in which the president is roasted by the comedian and the president roasts the media. The annual dinner began in 1920, and was scheduled to take place on April 29 at the Washington Hilton.

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ShortTheUS's picture

The Fake Press will play this as an insult and another attack on Free Speech. When it is really their own doing.

SILVERGEDDON's picture

Fuck them - it's dinner, not global politics - no story there except for the back biting. 

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

gee how did all those presidents before 1920 do without a white house correspondents dinner lol

Manthong's picture

Up yours , MSM.

Game on.. but in any case nowadays, you lose.

auricle's picture

Yes, let the fake president Alec Baldwin entertain the fake news. That is a superb idea.

wee-weed up's picture

 

 

"I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!"

Translation...

Fuck you, MSM!

Croesus's picture

He ought to host his own Press Dinner, and invite the alt-media to it...THAT would be the ultimate snub to the propaganda mill.

Max Cynical's picture

I wonder if they'll invite their chocolate messiah?

greenskeeper carl's picture

Its refreshing to see someone who doesn't waste time pretending things aren't as they are. They hate him, and spent the last year actively working against them. They will not, under any circumstances, stop trying to undermine them, so he doesn't bother acting like he doesn't despise them. This must be something like that transparent governance Obama was always talking about...

N0TME's picture

Exactly!  Good for him.  Sticking to his guns.

messystateofaffairs's picture

Thats how you say fuck you in presidential speak.

JRobby's picture

Correspondents

Propagandists 

 

Weld the doors shut. Flood the chamber with gas.

booboo's picture

A gathering of self absorbed assholes who live in shitty apartments, are paid very little and can feel very important, notice they would not dare boycott this event if their life depended on it, because it does.

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

Nothing but respect for Trump for making this decision.

It in no way helps the office of the president or individual presidents if they happen to be Republican and/or conservative or just happen to be anywhere to the right of the MSM for them to agree to sit down and act like a cuckold while the MSM bitch slaps them for a couple of hours.

I don't know how this stupid form of propaganda hid under a fake form of 'hazing' ever became some sort of tradition, but it really needs to go.

Manthong's picture

“how did all those presidents before 1920 do without a white house correspondents dinner”

I think Andrew Jackson had a pretty good solution to stuff…

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/andrew-jackson-wins-duel

Dear Jeezus, if only I could call out Obama, Durkin, Van Jones and a host of other Cultural Marxists to a shoot-out,  my ammo investment would pay off and I could die a happy death.

 

Hmm... if somebody put a black/silver tip into a Durbin like effigy, wiuld the scum inside explode?

Manthong's picture

..a ..50 lead ball at 900 fps in between black elephant ears on the green is a nice thought.

benb's picture

 it's dinner...

Come to think of it the food's probably fake too.

Zero Point's picture

Who'd want to voluntarily sit among a bunch of scum whores, that will spend the whole night hitting you with cheap shots in the name of (((humor))).

chubbar's picture

Christ, I hope this isn't true but I fear that it is.  https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/25475-some-of-trump-s-picks-have-troubling-links-to-globalism-cfr

Here is a site claiming that Gorsuch is a CFR member.

Clashfan's picture

John Birch Society paper.

pretty good actually

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Great decision Mr. President

GOD Bless and spend time with your family and young son instead.

knukles's picture

Betcha some of them press spent an evening with somebody else's son.

acetinker's picture

You're a bad boy knukles!

Srsly tho'.  The rabid anti-trumpism is hard to fathom unless-

some of them press spent an evening with somebody else's son.

Yes Tapper, I'm lookin' at you!

Fuck!

I just realized...... Tapper!

This shit writes itself.

knukles's picture

Strangely, a whole lot of pieces are starting to fit rather remarkably, aren't they?
Who has to have something on whom for such a loud, public shit parade.

acetinker's picture

Apparently, it's about a third of DC, Nu Yawk (deference to Freddie) and fkn near all of Hollywood- and now I'm hearing that the brass in the MIC is infected, too.

I gotta tell ya', I always opposed the death penalty, thinking that I am not qualified to judge another man.

But this?  I'd beat 'em to death with my own baseball bat.

Zorba's idea's picture

"Casino style" cept, you'll need a much bigger hole

junction's picture

In the 1961 movie "The Day The Earth Caught Fire," the newspaper editor tells reporter Peter Stenning, "This paper isn't built to carry passengers."  Passengers is all you have on most media portals, talkers who never leave their offices except to appear as "talking heads."  If there were any real reporters left, not only those on the CIA payroll, Bill and Hillary Clinton would be in Supermax convicted career criminals, sharing accomodations with the Bush crime cartel members. 

By the way, the continuous pop-up ads for Zero Hedge's news letter are very irritating.

acetinker's picture

Adblock Plus.  I use it on windoze and chrome and it just fucking works.

I'd rather throw 'em a sawbuck now and then than endure the insufferable ads.

Mind you, you don't need to donate- it's rather a gesture.

MsCreant's picture

Where do you get a safe copy from?

acetinker's picture

Well, I just downloaded it- adblockplus.org. But it sounds like you're telling me it isn't 'safe'.  I dunno.  I've been using it for a couple of years with great success.

I've never been one to worry much about the various sleuthing agencies out there poking around though.  YMMV.

As an aside, I've never used any kind of anti-virus on my chromebooks, they seem to be immune.  For Windoze, I've found Microsoft Security Essentials to be unmatched at identifying and neutralizing the gremlins that pop up from time to time.

I don't mean to endorse two corporations (Microsoft, Alphabet) that many here despise- I'm just tellin' ya' what works for me:)

max_leering's picture

AdBlocker Plus... install it and your pop ups are history

SoDamnMad's picture

Maybe all the facists protesters wil show up with their faces covered and bags of rocks. This time perhaps the police won't be told to stand down because Wolf Blitzkreigs head is getting bashed in by a mom's cellar freak. 

Hugh G. Rection's picture

I wasn't planning to attend either!

 

Hulk's picture

Well if Trump is not attending, I am certainly not going to go !!!

Omen IV's picture

The press should pick Obama to attend  - they need an entertainer - he suits the standard perfectly

MaxThrust's picture

"The press should pick Obama to attend  - they need an entertainer - he suits the standard perfectly"

He could play Obozo the Clown

Zorba's idea's picture

heard the dress code is purple

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

After their circle jerk, they could use obummer as the target in a few rounds of Pin the Tail on the Donkey.

TAALR Swift's picture

He may reconsider and make a Cameo appearance, if they move it to the Trump DC Hotel.

That way, both sides save face.

847328_3527's picture

I'll hold back until I hear whether Meryl Streep and Klooney say it's ok.

Blackfox's picture

(((fuck em all)))

No.Fifth.Turning's picture

"Roasts the media!" I'm in!!!

CCanuck's picture

I will bring a flame thrower and blow torches!
It will be the best roast ever!

Ccanuck

harrybrown's picture

KILL ALL FAKE NEWS

Vardaman's picture

The country and the world are f*cked up.  Taking time out for shucking and jiving with journotards and celebribores is of no use to the populace at large.  Bravo for Don telling the cretins who are only out to get him to shove it.