Another perfect move from one of the greatest Presidents we’ve ever had.
President Trump announced Saturday he will not be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, a break with past presidents.
“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!” Trump tweeted.
The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA), which organizes the annual dinner, said in a statement the event will continue as planned on April 29 despite Trump’s absence.
WHCA president Jeff Mason said the dinner “has been and will continue to be a celebration of the First Amendment and the important role played by an independent news media in a healthy republic.”
Pure claptrap. Propagandist Prom is a smarmy self-celebration of a bunch of narcissistic, over-entitled liberal assholes wherein they preen, strut, and launch cheap verbal assaults at any Republican President lacking enough in self-respect to attend, and obsequiously fellate the Democrat Socialist ones. Nothing less, and certainly nothing more. The sad spectacle of past Republican Presidents subjecting themselves to it year after year has been one of the most sick-making and incomprehensible mysteries I can think of.
Trump attended the dinner in 2011, where he was repeatedly mocked and teased by then-President Obama. Trump chose to skip the dinner during the 2016 presidential campaign, despite receiving a number of invites from the media.
“I love the First Amendment; nobody loves it better than me. Nobody,” Trump said Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
“But as you saw throughout the entire campaign, and even now, the fake news doesn’t tell the truth,” he continued. “I say it doesn’t represent the people, it never will represent the people, and we’re going to do something about it.”
Good; it’s about damned time. Boot them the hell out of the White House press room and off of AF One; cut them off, call them out, kick them to the curb. Treat them as exactly what they are: dishonest, untrustworthy, über-egotistical left-wing parasites bereft of even the smallest shred of integrity. Let them hold all the dinners they like where they pat themselves on the back for their “courage” and “ethics” and supposed enlightenment. They’re no longer relevant to anyone but themselves and their fellow-travelers; dunk them into that reality and hold their heads under until they choke and drown on it.
Update! Give ’em hell, Mr President.
Just a few hours after Trump warned during his CPAC speech that “we’re gonna do something about the media”, he did just that after the White House barred a number of news outlets from covering Sean Spicer’s Q&A session on Friday afternoon. Spicer decided to hold an off-camera “gaggle” with reporters inside his West Wing office instead of the traditional on-camera briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room according to press reports.
Among the outlets not permitted to cover the gaggle were various news organizations that Trump has singled out in the past including CNN, The NYT, The Hill, Politico, BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail, BBC, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily News.
Several non mainstream outlets were allowed into Spicer’s office, including Breitbart, the Washington Times and One America News Network. Several other major news organizations were also let in to cover the gaggle. That group included ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Reuters and Bloomberg, however AP and Time have boycotted the event.
The White House Correspondents’ Association sharply criticized the decision.
Whine all you want, you miserable tapeworms. See what it gets ya. And while you’re at it, go take a flying fuck at a plate-glass window, too. Via Vox, who says:
Good. Now let him revoke their press credentials. As Glenn Reynolds says, all they are is activists with a byline. They’re not neutral. So treat them like the damned enemy they are.
Now is the time to act. Now is not the time to play fair. Let them whine and cry. What are they going to do, call Trump a Nazi racist bigot again?
Precisely so. It’s the very lesson the cucks and perennial GOPe losers like McCain never could learn. And now the tables are turned, and the smug super-geniuses have a lesson of their own to learn…about the perils of underestimating The Donald.