Trump snubs White House Correspondents' dinner for second consecutive year

29 April, 2018, 08:14 | Author: Essie Rivera
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In it, Trump accepted an invited to the event from White House Correspondents' Association president Margaret Talev so that he didn't appear thin-skinned.

Trump had said in a fundraising email this week authorized by the Republican National Committee.

Trump has repeatedly derided the media as dishonest, leveling claims that reporters fabricate stories in order to undermine his presidency.

Trump also said he wanted no part of the journalists' dinner in Washington, D.C.

"These people, they hate your guts", he continued.

President Donald Trump waves after a campaign rally in Washington Township, Mich., Saturday, April 28, 2018. "Is this better than that phony Washington White House Correspondents' Dinner?". It will be hosted by comedian Michelle Wolf, a Daily Show alum, but for the second year in a row the event is perhaps more defined by who will be absent then by who is attending. "It's your fault. So you gotta get to the poll". And if you don't smile they'll say, "He was bad, he couldn't take a joke.' And if you do smile, they'll say "What was he smiling about?' You know, there's no win".

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Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip, who in recovery from hip replacement surgery, also skipped out on the event. Additionally, Queen Elizabeth sat upon the throne throughout the time of seven Catholic popes and 13 USA presidents.

Trump, last year, became the first president to skip the event since Ronald Reagan in 1981; Reagan was recovering from an assassination bid.

This will be Trump's 11th rally in MI, as well as his fifth rally in the Detroit area, since he announced his candidacy for President back in June 2015, according to his campaign.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the visit Thursday.

Both Pennsylvania and MI are key states that had backed Democrats for decades prior to Trump's upset victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Saturday's rally was held about an hour north of Detroit in Macomb County, a swing area won by President Obama in both the 2008 and 2012 elections, but swung in Trump's favor in his defeat of Clinton.

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