Sunday, February 26, 2017
Trump Check: Not Attending White House Correspondents’ Dinner Is A Good Idea
President Trump is completely correct to not attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this year. The jokes normally made during such past events were always based on mixing truth and political humor to create good, funny quips and perhaps winning some respect and new friends along the way. But the atmosphere this year has the liberal press literally hating Trump and lying about him, and President Trump is understandably and justifiably resentful of the personal lies that have been told about himself and his family, so he decided not to attend. And it’s not as though he is officially boycotting the event as liberals like to pretend, because he’s not asking anyone else to stay home, plus he good-naturedly wished the attendees a pleasant evening along with his response to the invitation.
On the other side of America’s political environment we can find many Democrats and liberal organizations who have spitefully announced that they will not attend the President’s speech to the joint session of Congress on Tuesday, which seems like it may actually be a boycott without it being announced as being such, with so many leftists refusing to attend. And this latter point goes to the contention that the Democrats don’t need a “finely tuned machine” in order to wage their war against Republicans and the American people; the mental attitude of liberals always works in unison and they don’t need a leader in order to work as a team and use their exhibitions of hate against a foe (remember that Lois Lerner, of IRS scandal fame, and Eric Holder, Obama’s deviant Attorney General, didn’t need to be told how to work their demented political deals in order to remain in lockstep with Barack Obama’s far left, unconstitutional administration. Such maneuvering comes naturally to liberals).
Abusive and fake news is enough reason for President Trump to withhold his personal presence at the Correspondents’ Dinner, and by himself staying away, he removes the attraction that most people would have to attend or watch this event, so it will thereby be poorly attended and watched, and the internet news channels will suffer a ratings drop. The strange thing is that Democrats don’t recall President Bill Clinton in the 1990s calling a St. Louis radio station and railing against talk radio in general, and Rush Limbaugh in particular, for their daily expression of opposition to the Clinton administration, and Clinton cried of his anger that there was no truth detector out there to attack talk radio when they attacked him. Clinton was effectively asking the nation to boycott conservative talk radio, but President Trump is just and only stating that he, personally, will not attend, thank you very much.
Maybe next year the liberal press will show some respect for our President, allowing him to attend the Correspondents’ Dinner, and see a resurgence in the networks’ ratings. It’s up to them.
Posted by Dave King at 12:51 PM