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Thin-Skinned Modern-Day Mussolini Says No To White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

February 25, 2017

Donald Trump has announced he will not be attending the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, D.C.    In a tweet, Trump said he will pass on the journalism scholarship benefit dinner in April traditionally attended by major media outlets, celebrity guests and the person sitting in the Oval Office.  His refusal to attend comes amid reports that media outlets like CNN and MSNBC have been considering skipping the event at the Washington Hilton.

“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening,” Trump tweeted.

Trump’s move comes in the heat of his ongoing battle with the media, which he has labeled the opposition party and “fake news.”  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.  In his absence he will be roasted as if his nuts were in a crock pot.  Must watch TV on C-SPAN for sure.

If the angry orange-skinned Mussolini can not handle some good-natured ribbing from the press what will he do when needled face-to-face with the likes of President Putin?  Perhaps Trump does not mind the needling if there is enough lube.

  1. February 28, 2017 5:15 AM

    Your closing sentence made me spit out my coffee!

  2. Mark E. Bye permalink
    February 26, 2017 12:16 PM

    Actor Zach Braff has suggested that Alec Baldwin stand in for Trumplethinskin. Now, *that* would be a dinner to attend!

  3. February 26, 2017 10:41 AM

    Given the news of the day it is just best to laugh……

  4. Nancy Palma permalink
    February 26, 2017 5:02 AM

    You are too funny.

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