AuthorTopic: Trump to be 1st Pres. /26 yrs to not attend the White House Corres. Dinner  (Read 220 times)

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2017-02-25 - Trump to be first president in 26 years to not attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner:
http://www.npr.org/2017/02/25/517257273/trump-will-be-first-president-in-36-years-to-skip-white-house-correspondents-din
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics/Trump-Says-Hell-Skip-Correspondents-Dinner-414790393.html

Note: Reagan was the last president to skip it, in 1981, but he had a pretty good excuse, seeing as he'd just been shot, and he still phoned in from the hospital with some humor. The last president to outright skip it was Nixon, in 1972, after calling the press 'an enemy of the people' because they were investigating the Watergate stuff. So, Trump's skipping the dinner is eerily Nixon-like, except this time the press is investigating Trump's ties with Russia. How far will this parallel go? Things didn't work out too well for Nixon in the end...
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