US President Donald Trump plans to skip the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, marking the second year he has shunned the glitzy gathering of Washington journalists he routinely assails as "fake news".
And unlike a year ago, when members of the Trump administration also skipped the dinner in solidarity with their boss, Trump "will actively encourage" executive branch folks to go, Talev said. Pictured above is Trump at the White House on April 5, 2018. During a briefing Friday, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said it is a "well-documented fact" that up to 80-percent of women making the border journey have been raped in recent years.
Trump skipped the event a year ago, holding a rally in Pennsylvania instead.
Reagan, of course, was recovering from an assassination attempt when he skipped the dinner that year.
Ebony Bowden reported from New York City. But the Commander-in-Chief, who even now continues to demonize the mainstream press as "fake news", announced he wouldn't attend. Trump wrote on Twitter.
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Pruitt, he said, "is doing a great job but is TOTALLY under siege", and asked: "Do people really believe this stuff? So much of the media is dishonest and corrupt!" Afterward, the president gets to perform a response routine.
He has also avoided holding a traditional news conference for over a year, though he often answers shouted questions from reporters. That dossier has since turned out to be a piece of Hillary Clinton-funded opposition research compiled by a British ex-spy who had an admitted bias against Trump and used second-hand sources with ties to the Kremlin.
But the president, who has long had an adversarial relationship with the news media, did not elaborate on how he planned to do so. A March 26 Rasmussen poll found that 52 percent of likely USA voters thought that reporters who write or talk about Trump are trying to block his agenda.
Similar to Trump, the majority of Americans are seeing through the media's bias.