Trump To Counter-Program Nerd Prom With Campaign Rally
President Donald Trump will be in Washington during this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — Washington, Michigan, that is.
The Trump campaign announced on Tuesday that the President will hold a campaign rally in Washington Township on Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m. ET, during the annual dinner put on by the association representing the White House press corps.
This will be Trump’s 11th rally in Michigan, as well as his fifth rally in the Detroit area, since he announced his candidacy for president back in June 2015, according to his campaign.
“While the fake news media will be celebrating themselves with the denizens of Washington society in the swamp that evening, President Trump will be in a completely different Washington, celebrating our national economic revival with patriotic Americans,” Trump campaign chief operating officer Michael Glassner said in a release.
This isn’t a first for Trump, of course. After deciding to break the long-standing tradition of the President attending and speaking at the annual dinner for the association representing the White House Press Corps last year, he ended up counterprogramming the event with a rally in Pennsylvania at which he attacked the media in his usual fashion. As I’ve said before, it’s probably for the best that Trump doesn’t generally attend these events. It’s clear that he doesn’t enjoy them, that he doesn’t really have a sense of humor, and that he surely can’t stand for the kind of self-deprecating humor that previous Presidents from Reagan to Obama were able to engage in and with so easily when they spoke at the event.