Thursday, February 2, 2017
A big test for the Trump administration.....will President Trump go to the White House Correspondents dinner?
Every year Washington insiders and the media jerk each other off at the White House Correspondents dinner. This dinner often devolves into a "roast" where stupid skits and lame jokes are thrown back and forth between the media and government officials. Nothing good ever comes out of it. I remember when George W Bush was savaged about the jokes he made by the media. Then there was the time that Obama and Seth Meyers went after Trump unceasingly. That sort of backfired since it was the impetus for him to run and to reverse the entire agenda of the Obama administration.
There is some speculation as to whether or not the President will attend. The douches that organize this sleazefest say that the show will go on no matter what. It is time to stick it up their ass.
President Trump has specialized in changing the paradigm. He doesn't do it the way it has always been done. He needs to say that he will not attend and that he advises members of his administration to not attend. Then fire anyone who does attend in an act of Yates defiance. He needs to cut off the oxygen of the press. They can have their little party where they talk amongst themselves.
I view this as an important test of their resolve. I know that President Trump is supremely confident and thinks that he can go there and beat them at their own game. Who knows maybe he can. But the better move is to choke them out. Choke off their access. Choke off their ratings. Choke off their money. Let them bring in Madonna and Meryl Streep and Bruce Springstein. Hey they might get ratings. But President Trump doesn't have to help them.
(By the way if you want to read a great recap of the relationship between Donald Trump and the Press you should get the great Don Surber's book "Trump the Press." It is a compilation of his reporting of the campaign and is a great real time recap of the last election.)