President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that he won’t attend this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner for, uh, no reason.
Maybe the White House foresaw that Trump’s skills might not lie in his comedy routines? Maybe Trump remembered how the last few dinners that mentioned him went? Or maybe he wanted to be the one to back out before every other media organization could cancel?
I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
Donald J. Trump (@slackup.merealDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
Whatever the cause, Twitter was pretty happy:
i also will not be attending the white house correspondents association dinner please wish every body well and have a great evening
darth (@slackup.medarth) February 25, 2017
There goes Scott Baio’s best shot at attending the WHCA dinner
Alex Burns (@slackup.mealexburnsNYT) February 25, 2017
TRUMP: We need to stop being so sensitive
TRUMP: I’m not going to that dinner thing where they make fun of me
Todd ‘Papi’ Carlos (@slackup.meTheToddWilliams) February 25, 2017
Trump will not attend this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner on April 30th, because of the good chance he’ll be impeached already.
Tea Pain (@slackup.meTeaPainUSA) February 25, 2017
President Trump’s White House Correspondents Dinner tweet is intended to distract you from the fact that we’re all dying.
Olivia Nuzzi (@slackup.meOlivianuzzi) February 25, 2017
Have a great evening!