Newswire: Trump attempts to cockblock the White House Correspondents’ Dinner with his own event

Moving from “shunning” into the realm of straight-up, “fuck you” counter-programming, President Donald Trump has announced that he’s staging another one of his ego-boosting, feel-good rallies next Saturday night—the same evening as Washington’s traditional White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017

Trump made the announcement via Twitter, promising his followers a “BIG” rally, at which everybody likes him, and nobody will do any mean-spirited impressions of anybody else. (Unless the president sees another disabled reporter, of course.) Just a bunch of applause, zealous cheering, and, presumably, accusations that Trump’s various enemies spend their lives living in a bubble.

Trump announced that he wouldn’t be attending the Correspondents’ Dinner—which has seen a number of its regular participants back out in recent months—back in February …

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