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Tue Apr 23, 2019, 04:49 PM

Furious Trump orders officials to boycott Correspondents' Dinner

Source: Politico

WHITE HOUSE

Furious Trump orders officials to boycott Correspondents' Dinner
The president, angry at the political media, throws a wrench into its annual gala.

By ELIANA JOHNSON 04/23/2019 01:21 PM EDT Updated 04/23/2019 04:07 PM EDT

President Donald Trump escalated his feud with the media by another degree on Tuesday, ordering officials in his administration to boycott Saturday’s annual White House Correspondents Association dinner.

While most Americans may care little about a gala dinner in the nation’s capital, Trump’s move, which two White House officials confirmed to POLITICO, is an acid gesture to a Washington media establishment that spends months planning for the dinner and carefully planning and allocating coveted invites to the event. It may also please his political base, much of which Trump has convinced that the media is “the enemy of the people.”

The move came after Trump spent the morning insulting the news media on Twitter, calling MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough a “Psycho” and musing about New York Times reporters getting “down on their knees” to apologize to him after his 2020 re-election victory.

Around the same time the president was tapping out those tweets, White House Cabinet Secretary Bill McGinley, who oversees the various cabinet agencies, assembled the chiefs of staff of those agencies and issued a directive from the president aimed at disrupting a weekend typically used to foster camaraderie between the White House and the news media.

But the president is having none of it. Though Trump himself has spurned the annual White House Correspondents’ dinner for the past two years, he’s taking it a step further, ordering administration officials to boycott the dinner, according to two White House officials. Dozens of administration officials have attended the dinner in previous years, but many will be sending rented tuxes and gowns back without wear this year.
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Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/23/trump-orders-boycott-of-white-house-correspondents-dinner-1287871



Hat tip, Joe.My.God.:

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/04/trump-orders-staff-to-boycott-annual-wh-press-dinner/

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Reply Furious Trump orders officials to boycott Correspondents' Dinner (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 23 OP
Firestorm49 Apr 23 #1
3catwoman3 Apr 23 #30
louis-t Apr 23 #2
samplegirl Apr 23 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 23 #4
cstanleytech Apr 23 #5
Control-Z Apr 23 #22
jberryhill Apr 23 #26
DemoTex Apr 23 #6
Joe Nation Apr 23 #7
Mister Ed Apr 23 #12
Doitnow Apr 23 #14
Judi Lynn Apr 23 #25
Schmice3 Apr 23 #8
C_U_L8R Apr 23 #9
TeamPooka Apr 23 #10
Grasswire2 Apr 23 #28
TeamPooka Apr 23 #31
Grasswire2 Apr 24 #34
TeamPooka Apr 24 #35
Grasswire2 Apr 24 #36
TeamPooka Apr 23 #32
Merlot Apr 23 #11
Miigwech Apr 23 #13
Mc Mike Apr 23 #15
NYMinute Apr 23 #16
bluestarone Apr 23 #17
Solly Mack Apr 23 #18
Ferretherder Apr 23 #19
dhill926 Apr 23 #20
jmowreader Apr 23 #21
Rebl2 Apr 23 #29
JohnnyRingo Apr 23 #23
Shoonra Apr 23 #24
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 23 #27
marble falls Apr 23 #33

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 04:50 PM

1. What a dick. Will this boy ever grow up?

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 09:40 PM

30. No chance.

None. At. All.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 04:51 PM

2. Petty and childish. This guy is one, giant

sack of dog feces.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 04:51 PM

3. I don't want to see his

rank shit show anyway!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 04:54 PM

4. I wonder if he'd fire a staffer who did attend?

It might be an easy way out of a terrible job, and they'd get to go to a nice party as well.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 04:58 PM

5. What a petty, insecure man child and he has been for decades probably because his parents

coddled him to much.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:17 PM

22. I read everything I could find about malignant narcissism

quite a few years ago - during Bush's 2nd term, iirc. At the time (there wasn't much to be found on the internet) it was thought that the disorder was due to over coddling, being shown more love, considered "special" and treated better than his/her siblings... specifically by his/her mother.

Again, at the time, prognosis for recovery was poor, if even considered possible.

The expert's only advice (again, at the time)was to run away from the narcissist and never look back.

I think this probably still applies and the public needs to know just how much they are at risk of being psychologically damaged by the White House squatter.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:40 PM

26. They sent him to a military school for incorrigible boys


Before there was Ritalin, there were junior military academies - Skinner boxes for boys from wealthy families with behavioral issues.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 04:59 PM

6. A vapid, petulant, little snool.

"Snool" is a word I learned here on DU, in the early days of both GWB and DU (2001).

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:02 PM

7. Sounds like twumpy still has a butt hurt from his last experience.

What a thin-skinned baby.

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Response to Joe Nation (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:21 PM

12. Here's the clip from 2011:

That humorless SOB sure can't take a joke.

(Obama's Trump jokes start at 2:27)

?t=146

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:26 PM

14. Wouldn't it be grand if they would play this video at the forthcoming dinner!!!! After

all, it's supposed to be a fun time!!!

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:31 PM

25. Truly great seeing that again. Thank you. n/t

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:06 PM

8. You know he'll be watching n/t

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:07 PM

9. He needs to show that he's obeyed

What a pathetic weakling.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:13 PM

10. Fuck Trump and fuck the WHPC for canceling the entertainment this year by not booking a comic

nothing like cowing down to power.
Now look where it got you.
They would have looked better if they had booked someone to go up there and ripped Trump a new one like Colbert did to Bush in '06.
but the cowardly organization did not do that.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:53 PM

28. How do you know that the HISTORIAN they booked is not going to rip him one? nt

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 09:44 PM

31. No one cares about him. He represents the WHPC fear and cowardice.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #31)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:53 AM

34. Phooey.

It's WHCA, incidentally.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #34)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:32 AM

35. The press corp doesnt deserve the respect of their correct initials

they still treat Sarah Sanders with respect, even after it's fact in the report that she lied, for the heck of it.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #35)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:25 AM

36. Sorry, but I don't believe you know what you are talking about.

It is the watchdog press standing between the people and tyranny.

Your bashing of them is not productive.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 09:44 PM

32. and no ones going to watch so they won't hear him anyway.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:15 PM

11. Should be "attack" not feud. Feud implies it's a two way fight.

President Donald Trump escalated his feud with the media

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:26 PM

13. Good! Quarantine the bastards the from civil society.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:45 PM

15. Blubbering coward, garbage person.

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He was just the happiest he's ever been, now he's furious. Dipso.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:52 PM

16. This will only make the anti-Trump jokes

more vicious than they otherwise would have been.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 06:13 PM

17. Should be a GREAT dinner if

They all stay away!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 06:41 PM

18. He'll watch. He'll tweet. So I hope the jokes are lethal.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 06:53 PM

19. This would be a great time for...

...Alec Baldwin to show up as Trump, insulting everyone of the journalists and correspondents who have attended; railing against any in the media who do not fawn over him, and especially those who make fun of him - saving his most caustic vitriol for that loser Alex Baldwin, who does a terrible impersonation of him on the 'soon-to-be-cancelled' Saturday Night Live!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 06:53 PM

20. someone please give him back his binkie....

petulant fuck...

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 07:43 PM

21. Fine.

Invite President Obama to it and let him speak.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 09:17 PM

29. I second that!!!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:19 PM

23. Trump's hands are bigger than I thought.

because they're attached to a very small man indeed.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:20 PM

24. The Correspondents should .....

The White House Correspondents should react by featuring Michelle Wolfe again, and maybe having a second political comedian of the kind that draws blood. Show that switching to an innocuous academician, as they did last year, won't be resorted to again since it didn't appease or attract The Don.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:53 PM

27. Fuckface has no sense of humor

He can dish it out but can't take it.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 10:07 PM

33. Good. The gloves are off.

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