Trump refusing to attend Correspondents Dinner because media “egged the White House”

White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos today that Donald Trump canceled his appearance at the upcoming White House Correspondents Dinner because he’s upset with the media.

Specifically, Huckabee suggested that the media “egged the White House.”

It’s interesting that the White House would admit that Trump canceled his attendance at the event based on personal pique. We all knew that was the case, but for him to admit it is interesting. In part, because it’s one more sign that the pressures of being president are starting to get to Trump. If he thinks the media is the worst challenge he faces, well, ISIS and Putin won’t give Trump a time out every time he throws a tantrum.

I suspect Trump is throwing a hissy fit, as autocrats do. We know that Trump respects the “strength” that Putin showed in murdering his political opponents, and the Chinese showed in cracking down on Tiananmen protesters. Trump respects brute force. But he can’t use brute force as president of the United States. So it frustrates him. And he’d better find a way to channel that frustration or it’s going to eat him alive, and make him all the more crazy. And that, in the end, will turn the people and the Congress against it. It may take some time, but it’s coming.

Here’s Huckabee on This Week:

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11 Responses to “Trump refusing to attend Correspondents Dinner because media “egged the White House””

  1. Kenster999 says:

    “I don’t think anyone expects Trump to be able to show up at an event and just pretend that those hard things weren’t said…” (paraphrased)

    It’s certainly possible to do, but it requires things called “maturity” and “thick skin.”

  2. woodroad34 says:

    Oh, if he goes…rest assured whatever roasting they had planned will be doubled and more virulent than before. It’ll turn the Orange Titwillow’s hair gray.

  3. woodroad34 says:

    What a fun idea….get Kate Mckinnon to do Trump and Conway with Melissa McCarthy. The best thing would be to get Leslie Jones to do Ben Carson.

  4. woodroad34 says:

    She’s out getting an appointment for her plastic surgeon.

  5. Badgerite says:

    I would prefer that it “eat him alive”.

  6. Jude Rodeghero says:

    Living, walking-talking proof stupidity is carried in the sperm.

  7. goulo says:

    It is a plausible scenario indeed. But if I had to bet now, I’d bet that he won’t go. (But he will certainly tweet angrily about it while it’s happening.)

  8. harrymattachine says:

    But Where’s Kellyanne? Packing to move home perhaps?

  9. Demosthenes says:

    Don the Con is too much of a snowflake to attend.

  10. Demosthenes says:

    Perhaps Alec Baldwin can attend in the place of Trump? Even better, how about a female Trump imitator?

  11. chrislib says:

    TrumPutin says he’s not going to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
    Horse feathers. A. We can’t believe a thing he says; he’ll be there
    to feed his ginormous ego. 2. He’ll say the outpouring of support was
    yuuuge and convinced him to go, stand up to all the unwatchable yadda
    yadda media, and then send whiny tweets about it. III. We can’t
    believe a thing he says; he’ll be there to feed his ginormous ego.
    Bigly.

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