Social media users respond to Trump’s decision to skip WH correspondents’ dinner
President Trump on Saturday announced he would be skipping the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in April, wishing that those who attend have a “great evening.”
The announcement came as a shock to some, despite the president’s ongoing feud with news outlets during his campaign and since his inauguration.
Social media users had a variety of reactions to the president’s announcement, voicing support, frustration and some jokes:
.@realDonaldTrump Thank God. Last time you attended, it led to the worst mistake of this generation – you running for office.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) February 25, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump Oh, honey. I’m sorry you’re so very scared of the press. Sometimes the truth hurts and we have to be mature and face it.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) February 25, 2017
— Kristina Wong (@mskristinawong) February 25, 2017
— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) February 25, 2017
Trump would be first the president to skip the WHCD since 1981. Reagan planned to attend, but had a pretty good excuse – he’d been shot
— Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) February 25, 2017
Trump to the media: You’re not breaking up with me. I’m breaking up with YOU. https://t.co/qza1fAMbTD
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 25, 2017
This is equivalent of calling a girl ugly because she didn’t want to date you. They were about to boycott you anyway. Deuces https://t.co/mAm9nu2Bvv
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 25, 2017
— Gr8 (@Gr8boxingtrolls) February 26, 2017
Trump not attending correspondents dinner is for his sake! He’ve been hard pressed to contain himself after being ridiculed mercilessly!
— Ifany (@les_ifany90m) February 26, 2017
— Liberty Bum (@DharmaBum77) February 26, 2017
The press needs Trump far more than he does them. He IS the news. So no surprise he’ll not be attending the WH correspondents dinner.
— David Horowitz (@horowitz39) February 25, 2017
trump didn’t write this and i can tell because
a) the apostrophe is in the right place
b) there is only one exclamation mark
c) it is mature pic.twitter.com/fY7OCaosUd
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) February 25, 2017
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