Trump Declines Invitation to Dinner with the Press

By Eric G Braun, Senior Writer, USRW

President Trump will not attend the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, known in the media industry as the “Nerd-Prom”. This is where the major media outlets and the usual suspects gather to fall all over each other, think they're something special, and take the opportunity to roast the President.

The dinner’s credibility and overall demeanor has eroded over the years. It all started around the time that radio host Don Imus was the host during the Clinton years, Mr. Imus was true to form, and he not only roasted Clinton, but he was diced, sliced, and charred after Imus left us all with our mouths open.

Click here to see that with Imus

The dinner was a love fest for the past eight years, President Obama and his adoring left wing media picked on conservatives and the FOX News channel.

However, the event and the jabs were becoming disrespectful and mean spirited, as it was meant to enhance the relationship between the media and the administration occupying the White House. Instead it allowed itself to become “open mic night” at your local watering hole.

When Trump attended the dinner a few years back, he was the brunt of Obama's jokes over the birther issue, and rightly so. Not an issue that Trump wants to kick around again, I’m sure.

Trump’s relationship with the press is obviously non -existent, so going to dinner with a room full of people who hate you is supposed to be reserved for dining with the in-laws only.

Now, Trump has made a wise decision. Nothing good can come out of this, and there’s no sense in knowingly walking into the buzz-saw. If he didn’t do it for his own personal reasons, then thank him for doing it for us.

Trump on the dais, a room full of people who despise each other, alcohol, and egos galore.

Sounds like Thanksgiving Dinner, right?

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

Not to be outdone, the President of the WH Correspondents Dinner, Jeff Mason, stated in an email to the Washington Post,  “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. We look forward to shining a spotlight at the dinner on some of the best political journalism of the past year, and recognizing the promising students who represent the next generation of our profession.”

Really, Mr. Mason?

A celebration of the First Amendment? Look around you sir, the state of the media, biased and agenda driven, clearly in the tank for a particular party, and yes that’s both sides of the divide.

“Independent news media in a healthy republic”, who are you kidding?

Police your own Mr. Mason, there’s a clean-up on aisles 5&6.

This dinner was dead a long time ago. The last, and best one was when First Lady Laura Bush stole the show away from the President. Click here to see that.

In fact, Trump and Melania will be hosting the Governor's Ball that night at the White House. That’s a good thing, because America can’t endure three hours of retaliatory tweets from the President.

My father, like yours, always told me “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.

I never listened to that advice, though I’d be a better person if I did, and I’m willing to bet Trump wont heed it either.

 

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