Turns out it isn’t just President Trump himself that is boycotting the mainstream media, it’s the entire White House staff.
The group has announced they will boycott the White House Correspondents Dinner – an event meant to honor so-called “journalists” covering the administration – as an act of solidarity with the President.
I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
It marks the first time in decades that a sitting President will not attend the dinner.
Now, the entire staff will join the President in ditching the swamp’s favorite self-congratulatory event.
Via The Hill:
White House staff plan on skipping this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner in “solidarity” with President Trump, who has announced he won’t attend the annual event this year, the organization announced Tuesday evening.
WHCA President Jeff Mason said the organization’s board “regrets this decision very much.”
“We have worked hard to build a constructive relationship with the Trump White House and believe strongly that this goal is possible even with the natural tension between the press and the administration that is a hallmark of a healthy republic,” Mason said in a statement.
No, dinners honoring a highly-biased media are not the ‘hallmark of a healthy republic,’ a media that actually reports facts without bias is a sign of a healthy republic.
A Gallup poll just before election day shows an overwhelming majority of Americans felt the media favored Democrat Hillary Clinton over Trump, by a margin of 52-8%.
It’s hard to fault Trump and the White House staff for wanting to boycott this group who no doubt would have spent the night taking shots at the President in more blatant ways than they do on a daily basis in the media.
Besides, he has better things to do that evening: Deputy White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, explained that rather than mingling with celebrities and the media, President Trump will be engaging with the American people.
“This is a president who campaigned on speaking directly to Americans, and that’s what he’s going to spend his time doing,” Sanders explained.
We’re sincerely hoping this means Trump plans to hold a competing press conference, or even a prime-time address to the whole nation.
Now that right there is the hallmark of a healthy, pro-American presidency.
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