While much has been said about Donald Trump declining to attend the annual White House Correspondents Dinner as President, President Trump is now said to be ordering an administration-wide boycott of the annual event – which is set for this Saturday.
According to reports, the order was conveyed by White House Cabinet Secretary Bill McGinley. He has called the event boring and too negative. In this case, the move is seen as a very direct kiss off to the media – and came after a tweetfest where he assailed the mainstream media. Saying the “New York Times” reporters should be getting “down on their knees” to apologize to him after his 2020 re-election victory, and calling MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough a “psycho.”
“In the “old days” if you were President and you had a good economy, you were basically immune from criticism,” he offers via Twitter. “Remember, ‘It’s the economy stupid.’ Today I have, as President, perhaps the greatest economy in history...and to the Mainstream Media, it means NOTHING. But it will!” And yes, the President is again skipping the dinner. As for where he’ll be, he’s holding a rally that night in Green Bay, Wisconsin.