Donald Trump Says He Will Not Attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Donald Trump will be skipping the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 29.

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

Trump’s decision comes after CNN, The New York Times, Politico and several other major media outlets were blocked from attending a Friday White House press briefing. The president also continued to express his dislike for “fake news” media and targeted reporters’ use of anonymous sources while speaking to the Conservative Political Action Committee on Friday.

White House Correspondents’ Association president Jeff Mason said in a statement that the group has noted Trump’s announcement and is still looking forward to the April 29 dinner, “which 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.

25 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Jose says:

    Is this similar to the oscars or snl where a bunch of self serving individual meet to try to outshine each other. I do not blame President Trump for not going to the circus.

  • justinwachin says:

    Who cares? By not attending President Trump will deprive the press of being able to use this insult fest as a “news” story the following day. I think the media needs President Trump more than he needs them. Without Trump this is likely to be a meeting of irrelevant people who are becoming less relevant every day.

  • Joe Don says:

    Scary stuff, when half of this country has been given over to a depraved mind. A debased mind, incapable of knowing right from wrong.

  • Miguel M A says:

    Good move President Trump. Americans must follow the LEADER. That is the only way to know WHO YOU ARE!!!!!!

  • Joe Don says:

    It is very apparent that the liberal media in this country is very much hoping that Trump fails.

    1. grandmary42 says:

      I agree! They are so hateful they’d cut off their nose to spite their face! Thank God for President Trump, can you imagine our country under Hillary? At least we have hope and a fighter in the WH for We the People!

  • roboteq says:

    Attending that dinner would be a show of respect from President Trump. Obviously, President Trump does not feel the press has earned his respect, and I agree. Respect must go both ways and the ball is in the courts of the media.

  • PatriotGal says:

    Good for you, PRESIDENT Trump!!! Another fantastic decision. Whether you’re there or not, the lame-stream media will excoriate you, so why serve yourself up on a skewer for their lying vitriol. Do as we’re doing tonight to the Oscars…we’re doing important things, like washing our bathrooms, watching dust settle, taking out the trash, etc…

    1. Anouk says:

      Yep! We all should boycott the Awards tonight.
      Anything but NOT to watch these phonies un-American celebrities.

      1. Retired says:

        Their awards program belongs in a garbage can , with the Trump bashing plan , so it will be a movie night on another channel with free over the air .

    2. Reasoned thinker says:

      PatriotGal — absolutely agree with you!

  • Ken says says:

    Hopefully this April 29 dinner party is paid for by the Liberal Elite Establishment and NOT the TAXPAYERS. If it is paid for by the Taxpayers I would want President Trump to attend and be sure the menu is hotdogs,

    1. PatriotGal says:

      Ken, it is paid for by the wealthy media moguls – they “buy” tables…do you really think the taxpayers would pay for those lemmings to dine on prime rib, caviar, and shrimp while they serve us tripe daily? No way.

      1. Ken says says:

        All the freeloaders in out government have been doing it for decades and using out tax dollars to grease their palms. It would be nice to have the BS ended but we know how Government works.

  • Ken says says:

    I’m all for a Independent News Media – let’s start by throwing out all the Liberal Elite Establishment owned and controlled Media……WOOPS….. nothing left. I guess it is time for a NEW NETWORK and it could be called Real News Network – they may even be able to quote someone and not twist or skip words in the quote to fit the agenda.

  • Jean Langford M. says:


    1. Reasoned thinker says:

      Jean Langford M. — Better words have never been spoken! Totally agree.

  • Tertullian says:

    Thank God for President Trump.What a Breath of Fresh Air he is.And there is not a lazy bone in his body. Stop the hypercriticism and take time to THANK God for a President who truly cares about America AND is not all talk, but accomplishes every day on your and my behalf. THANK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP.May God continue to bless President Donald Trump.

    1. Anouk says:

      Great post! I agree 100%.

  • itsfun says:

    There’s a new sheriff in town folks.

  • randy jackson says:

    Leftstream media vs Donald Trump
    Rooting for Trump
    LSM is rotten to the core—-disgusting, lying maggots

  • Vincent Dougherty says:

    Main stream media has lost it way, no more the objective non bias print. Today it a wing of the Democratic Party. It’s so sad that good media has destroyed itself. Find a network that is objective and you have a winner.

  • Gregg Jensen says:

    Donald Trump’s judgment has been good since June 2015; why stop now?

    1. PatriotGal says:

      Gregg, actually President Trump’s judgement has been good since before then; he has amassed BILLIONS through an enormous business empire that he created. Now, he is applying all his skills to right this ship of state which has been floundering for decades.

  • Climax says:

    When he News Media returns to be reporting the “real” news and stops the commentaries, the false and bias reporting, those views of the management or owners, and that of the minority socialists who have continuously undermined our society, perhaps then the General Public will again start to pay attention to the dribble that they produce. Until then, who needs them?

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