We know that Donald Trump decided to skip the White House Correspondents Dinner because his thin skin can't take a joke. But he never needs to worry about Fox News calling him out on his cowardice!
Trump as good as admitted this week that vanity was the reason he refused to face the press and the traditional roast that goes with it. As part of an interview with Trump, Reuters reported that Trump’s decision was “because he felt he had been treated unfairly by the media.” In other words, he thought they’d be too mean.
So to pump up his ego (and maliciously try to distract from the dinner), Trump will hold a rally in Pennsylvania tonight.
But on last night's The Five, the four conservative cohosts (“balanced” with one liberal cohost) cheered on Trump’s decision as proof that the guy using his presidency to make money hand-over-fist (and a possible traitor) is a man of the people.
Cohost Kimberly Guilfoyle got the “man of the people” ball rolling.
GUILFOYLE: I don’t think this is a bad idea that he doesn’t attend and I’ll tell you why. And I’ve thought about it a lot. At first, I thought, well, you know what? He should go, he’s the president … all the other presidents have gone and addressed them and sort of take the punch.
However, he also has said, “Oh, I’m going to drain the swamp. I’m not gonna be part of the whole Washington, D.C. insider thing.”
So, he wants to be a man of the people so he’s going back to his people that helped put him in the Oval.
Nobody disputed her ridiculous characterization of Trump.
Cohost Bret Baier echoed the approval for Trump’s “not an insider” “strategy.” Baier said, “Politically, this will really work for President Trump, to be out there in Pennsylvania giving a speech. … It will resonate because it is an insider thing and the comedian’s going to be very anti-Trump, I’m sure, and he’s probably going to rip on the president a lot.”
Cohost Dana Perino agreed, “It does work for him. He likes to fight with the press. The base likes it when he fights with the press.” However, she also pointed out that Trump “also likes the press,” despite his complaints, and uses them to his advantage whether he gets good coverage or not.
Cohost Greg Gutfeld began an asinine rant about the “disgusting” WHCD event filled with “preening celebrities and sweaty wannabes.” He claimed that Trump's absence will make the dinner great again instead of the “bloated orgy of self-congratulation” it has been. Nevertheless, Gutfeld suggested that everyone would be more interested in Trump’s rally than the dinner.
TRUMP: The unspeakable truth about this, and it’s what I love so much, that the Hollywood and media who will be there cannot accept is that the new president is more interesting than you. People are more interested in looking at Donald Trump than Chad Lowe. It’s not gonna happen. That’s gonna be your highlight, Chad Lowe.
I think it’s right that Trump is not going. He should screw them! Why should he be their entertainment? Really?
“He can build some bridges,” cohost Juan Williams, the lone liberal, replied.
Watch the Trump TV below, from the April 28, 2017 The Five.
I also really have to wonder why Chump decided to use THIS particular weekend to forego his usual golfing trip at taxpayers’ expense?