President Donald Trump announced this week that he would not be attending the White House Correspondent’s dinner.
That didn’t go down well with media.
From The Blaze:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, deputy White House press secretary, said on ABC News that Trump’s job as president isn’t to hobnob with reporters and celebrities. Instead, Trump’s job is to serve the American people, she explained.
“This wasn’t a president that was elected to spend his time with reporters and celebrities,” Huckabee Sanders said. “This is a president who campaigned on speaking directly to Americans, and that’s what he’s going to spend his time doing.”
Trump has been busy with a flurry of actions in his first month aimed at keeping promises he made during the campaign. Quite the change from being inbred with the media and partying with rock stars that went on during the Obama administration.
The WHCD dinner, which has been held since 1920, is an occasion where the media, celebrities and politicians generally get together and tell jokes, often roasting the President.