The White House Correspondents’ Association will hold their annual dinner tonight in Washington, D.C. without President Donald Trump in attendance. Comedian Hasan Minhaj hosts the dinner and it is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM ET. In February, Trump announced via Twitter that he would not be attending the dinner, becoming the first sitting president since Ronald Reagan to skip the event. Last month, it was reported that the entire White House staff would skip the WHCD in solidarity with the president. Last week, Trump announced that he was holding a big campaign-style rally on the same night as the dinner. Besides being held at the same time as the dinner, the rally also occurs on the president’s 100th day in office. Watch above, via NBC News.
President Donald Trump will hold a campaign-style rally this evening at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The rally will begin at 7:30 PM ET and takes place on the president’s 100th day in office. The event also is occurring on the same evening as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which Trump announced in February he was skipping. Trump will become the first sitting president not to attend the dinner since Ronald Reagan missed it in 1981. The president announced he was holding the rally last week via Twitter. Harrisburg as the location is notable not just because Trump unexpectedly won Pennsylvania during the election, but also due to remarks he made about the city during his campaign. In August 2016, he stated that the city “looked like a war zone where you (once had) these massive plants.” Watch above, via NBC News.
Fox News put out a couple of news graphics on Twitter today, and it would seem that a a lot of people are not impressed by the “stupid” and “egregiously dishonest” messaging they were trying to convey. The network tweeted several graphics on Saturday where they compared President Donald Trump‘s economic growth and job numbers to the first 100 days of past presidents:
Jobless rate after first 3 months: Trump vs. Obama vs. Bush vs. Clinton. pic.twitter.com/EUTEseJyTj— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 29, 2017
Typically, the job numbers and economic effect of a new presidency is difficult to determine in the first three months, given that there is an ongoing impact from the policies of the previous administration. It is also prudent to Continue reading "‘What a Shitty, Shitty Tweet’: Fox Takes Heat Over ‘Dishonest’ Graphic on Trump’s Job Numbers"
If you’ve been online or have paid any attention at all to politics today, you might be aware that today is the 100th day of Donald Trump‘s presidency. So much has happened to shake up the political balance of the world, and Twitter is offering everyone their help to make sense of things. @TwitterData, the social network’s analytic and data-crunching program, has released a series of tweets outlining the online the impact of the Trump Administration. Twitter examined Trump’s presidency by looking at the conversation it has caused, emerging patterns, and Trump’s connection with various organizations in his tweeting. See for yourself below:
As you may know by now, today marks the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency. The president will be celebrating the occasion with a campaign-style rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He’s also been on something of a media blitz of late, granting interviews to numerous media outlets in an effort to highlight his achievements since entering the White House. (And, apparently, hand out copies of the electoral map to reporters.) During a panel discussion on Trump’s first hundred days and what advice should be given to the president for his next hundred, CNN political commentator Ana Navarro was blunt and to the point. “I would say stop lying,” she noted. “Stop exaggerating. Stop misleading.” The Republican strategist went on to point out that the Washington Post had tracked 452 false or misleading statements that Trump had made since entering office. (That number has moved up to 469 as of Continue reading "‘Stop Lying’: CNN’s Ana Navarro Provides Some Simple Advice for Trump’s Next 100 Days"
Today is actually a pretty busy day in the political media world, as there is the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C. and President Donald Trump‘s campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania. (Trump let it be known in February that he would be skipping the dinner this year.) But that’s not all. Earlier this year, comedian Samantha Bee announced that she was going to hold her own event today — the Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Heading into the taping of the show, the Full Frontal host spoke briefly with MSNBC’s Ali Vitali and explained what her goal was regarding this event. “We routinely dismantle Trump on our show,” Bee stated. “We don’t really feel the need to do that too much tonight. I mean, that’s our show right now.” She continued, “But we do need to celebrate the journalists who make our show possible. Continue reading "Sam Bee: Not-the-WHCD Event Is More About Celebrating the Press Than Being Anti-Trump"
President Trump has not yet moved past the election results last year. And during interviews on his first 100 days with reporters this week, the president took out maps showing those results. Jeff Mason, the head of the White House Correspondents Association and White House correspondent for Reuters, said on CNN yesterday Trump “sort of interrupted himself and handed out this map of the electoral college and said that these were the latest figures of the areas in the country that he had won in 2016.” And yes, he showed it off: Mason appeared on CNN again this morning (video below) alongside The Washington Examiner‘s Salena Zito (also a CNN contributor), who provided some important context to the president bringing out those maps:
“In context, I had gone in there and asked him about that… I was talking to him about counties and so he brought the Continue reading "Trump Had Copies of 2016 Electoral Map for Reporters Who Interviewed Him"