We Officially Know What Trump Will Be Doing Instead of Attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner and It's an Insult to Reporters
Donald Trump is taking a shot at the press again, this time by scheduling a MAGA rally the same night as the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the third year in a row.
The White House Correspondents' Dinner honors members of the White House Correspondents' Association, an organization of journalists who cover the White House and the President of the United States. It's been a tradition since 1921, and—until Trump's presidency—was usually attended by the President and the Vice President.
Donald Trump Is Getting Dragged for His Tone Deaf Explanation for Why He's Skipping the Correspondents' Dinner Again This Year
Since the beginning of his 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump has always held an animus toward the press, frequently lambasting them as 'the enemy of the people,' and sowing immense distrust of journalists among his base.
As recently as Friday morning, he took to Twitter to continue his pattern of demonizing the press.
Michelle Wolf Just Savagely Clapped Back at Donald Trump After He Tried to Shame Her Over Her White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech, and She Used Melania's Hashtag Against Him
After decades of the White House Correspondents Dinner (WHCD)—put on by the White House Correspondents Association—featuring a roast style comedian as the guest speaker, the WHCA announced Monday it would replace the usual comedian with author and presidential biographer, Ron Chernow. And both last year's speaker, comedian Michelle Wolf, and President Donald Trump had something to say about it on Twitter.
The annual event is a century old tradition. According to last year's dinner chair, the WHCD "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."
We Now Know How Donald Trump Felt About Sarah Sanders's Reaction to Her Correspondents' Dinner Roast and Michelle Wolf Just Responded
President Donald Trump reportedly was displeased that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't walk out of the White House Correspondents Dinner in April, the New York Times wrote on Monday.
Comedian Michelle Wolf, who writes for The Daily Show, roasted Sanders at the annual "nerd prom" and drew flak from both sides of the political aisle for what some viewed as insults to Sanders' appearance.
The White House Correspondent's Association released a statement to its members on Sunday in an effort to distance itself from comedian Michelle Wolf, whom the association hired to emcee the White House Correspondent's Dinner this past Saturday.