Trump Expertly Trolls Journalists Over “Nerd Prom” with Competing Rally
Politico’s Vogel: “It is a pretty epic troll, I’ll give him that”
One of the things that I most enjoy about President Trump is his canny trolling of the media; he holds up hoops, they jump. He whispers, “look! Squirrel!,” they scurry off chasing squirrels. It’s highly entertaining.
In perhaps the best example of his expert trolling yet, the president has announced that he will be holding an event in Pennsylvania at the exact same time as the White House Correspondents Dinner.
You may recall that in February Trump decided against attending this year’s “nerd prom.”
Many who would otherwise attend are going to be forced to instead cover the president’s competing event, a fact not lost on Politico‘s Kenneth Vogel.
Wasn't enough for Trump to skip WH Correspondents Dinner—now holding rally at same time, which many would-be dinner goers will have to cover https://t.co/J7mabsE8xv
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) April 22, 2017
Twitter, of course, lit up over this move.
#Trump Rally…Correspondence Dinner…?? pic.twitter.com/EODP67UyiA
— Grace Vasquez (@itsYourGrace) April 23, 2017
#President D. #Trump is quite rightly SNUBBING #Washington #Correspondents #Dinner. Another of his promises kept. (@potus @AMike4761 #MAGA) https://t.co/KKiZa0dwzw
— BrexitLondon (@BrexitLondon) April 23, 2017
Hmm. Wonder if cable news nets will cover the rally, the dinner or show a split screen.#TrumpRally #WHCD #NerdProm https://t.co/sRphwlBAIW
— Kimberly A. Woodard (@BeingKimmieToo) April 23, 2017
Petty level: 1,000 x infinity… https://t.co/Kd4j6HDTgT
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) April 22, 2017
I love this! It's the Fox debate all over again! Guess which one will get better coverage? Invite a date & Make it #FlyOverProm vs #NerdProm https://t.co/RB9WKuA92t
— ⚖️TRY 2 Come & Take It?? (@6ftmommy) April 22, 2017
At least Vogel hasn’t lost his sense of humor.
It IS a pretty epic troll, I will give him that. https://t.co/NCKGCQrTh6
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) April 22, 2017
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May I suggest they invite Hillary to the press dinner and pretend that they all won last November?
All the Clintons need to fade away. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Obamas show up at the prom.
They’d have to give Hillary several Million Dollars to do that.
(You know, hard money instead of all their free lip service.)
And the campaigning continues – and we thought that Obama was the wall-to-wall campaigner. There truly is no reason to spend taxpayer dollars so Donald can soothe his ego. NONE!
The campaign for a ‘greater America…..’ I’ll gladly pay my tax dollars any day for Trump to show how totally biased and corrupt the news media is. As far as ‘ego’ goes, have you ever once experienced a politician without an ego. Get a grip!
Every president continues to go out to “visit” America. Bush was out talking about Social Security reform and later, he helped with campaigning for Rs. Obama also went out to sell the ACA bill and then did fundraisers or campaigning. I sense that he did more fundraising than Bush, but I don’t have any data.
I don’t have a problem with Trump going to FL since many of the trips have been working trips – hosting the Japanese and Chinese leaders in a more relaxing, informal situation or working with staff. I don’t see many wild parties in the White House for the next few years.
We should expect our leaders to go out of the DC area. And this includes Congress. Hannity has been complaining about Congress being on vacation, but it was a two week recess to go back to the districts. I’ve seen many townhalls and other events. And, if you are traveling in a state, it probably is by car or small plane and you will have many long days.
I call my Rep and Senators to voice my opinions. Others may email. Some go to Washington and others expect to see their Reps come by for a visit.
I’d be more impressed with this ‘getting back to their district’ recess if I’d EVER seen either of my Senators or Representative within 100 miles of my location that doesn’t include a $100 more a plate dinner.
Except that that’s not what he’s doing. He’s doing exactly what Reagan did: bypassing the media and talking directly to the people.
And extra points for sticking the “media”…
Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, New York @POTUS will be at Harrisburg Farm Show Complex Saturday April 29th https://t.co/eJi0rjwMUP
Yes, the trained seals are developing quite a taste for that chopped fish Trump keeps tossing their way. If he ever stopped, they’d probably complain.
Well, I can’t figure out where this goes, so it is going here.
Trump’s pick for Drug Czar, Tom Marino, has an organized crime problem.
The press keeps slamming into the Trump setup just like flies into a bugzapper. If Trump had attended the WH Correspondents Dinner, they could have slugged away at him all night with the most bitter, nasty attacks ever and passed it off as ‘parody’ or ‘satire.’
Now, when they throw rocks at him, it will look like the vindictive childish (add more adjectives here as needed) acts they are, and even the libs will be able to see how petty they look. (They won’t admit it, but they’ll see it)
Gotta love the emasculation of the democrat media – and the GOPe.
Why on earth should he go their dinner when they attack him relentlessly? They don’t even make an attempt to appear unbiased any more.
There may be a whole lot of Americans that are not Trump fans – but I suspect there are a lot more Americans that are not fans of the dishonest media.
The media have even lower approval rating than Congress. Trump’s ratings are significantly higher.