Friday, the White House Correspondents’ Association announced that for the second year in a row, Trump will skip the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

From the Washington Free Beacon:

Trump, who has been at odds with the press frequently, also declined to attend in 2017. The decision made him the first president to skip the event in decades, and he instead held a rally in Pennsylvania.

Hasan Minhaj performed at the 2017 event, a comedian who had referred to Trump as “white ISIS.”

The featured comedian for this year’s dinner is Michelle Wolf.

“I’m delighted to announce ‘Nice Lady’ Michelle Wolf as our featured entertainer this year,” Talev said. “Our dinner honors the First Amendment and strong, independent journalism. Her embrace of these values and her truth-to-power style make her a great friend to the WHCA. Her Pennsylvania roots, stints on Wall Street and in science and self-made, feminist edge make her the right voice now.”

In now deleted tweets, the comedienne previously called Trump the “dumbest president ever” and said First Lady Melania Trump is as helpful to women “about as much as an empty box of tampons.”

Prior to winning the 2016 election, Trump was routinely skewered by President Obama and so-called comedian, Seth Meyers. As Professor Jacobson pointed out last year, the vitriol spewed at Trump by Obama and others compelled him to run for President, at least in part.

The press corps is actively working to dismantle Trump’s presidency and administration? Can you blame him for skipping?


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