The Incredible Thin-Skinned Man With The Terrifyingly Fragile Ego can’t cope with the upcoming White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Oh, whatever is a compleat loser to do? Why hold a campaign rally, of course! Rather than face the slightest criticism, or gods forbid, a witty and cutting remark, Trump is going back, back, back to the campaign trail, the only place apparently, where he felt sufficiently loved and somewhat successful. Problem being, of course, that the fucking campaign is over, and he got the job he professed to want. Might be nice if he did the damn job, rather than run back to the campaign crap, yet another pacifier for the Tiny Tyrant. Everyone knows that no matter much how he tries to avoid what has become a presidential tradition, he’s going to take in every remark, every witty jab, every tiny criticism, *poof* into Mr. Tweet and have one fit after another, so why not just go, and pretend to be an adult for one night? Christ, what a waste of space.
President Trump on Saturday announced plans to hold a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on April 29, marking his 100th day in office.
The White House did not offer additional details about where the rally would take place or what Trump’s focus would be, referring questions to Trump’s campaign apparatus. The campaign listed on its website an event scheduled for that night at 7:30 p.m. in Harrisburg, Pa.
The rally will coincide with the annual White House correspondents’ dinner, which Trump elected not to attend in a break from tradition.
Trump’s rally would offer counterprogramming to the annual celebration of political journalism that draws more than 2,000 reporters, celebrities and advertisers to the Washington Hilton. Trump announced in February that he would be the first president in 36 years to skip the dinner. His staff also turned down invitations to be guests at the event.
Counter programming, eh? I’d be willing to place my bet on what will garner the most views, and the most press! The Washington Post has the full story.
And then there’s this problem when he’s not running back to the refuge of pretend campaigning: ‘Anything could happen’: Trump aides fret when he gets free time because that’s when he screws up.
Daz: Uffish, yet slightly frabjous says
If applause was available in drug form, he’d have more track marks than Thomas the Tank Engine.
I’m guessing the answer is no, but I’m not hugely familiar with American political culture -- has an incumbent president ever done this sort of thing before? It just seems so monumentally fatuous doing campaign rallies when you’ve only just been elected. I’ve certainly never seen the phenomenon anywhere before.
Cartomancer, pretty sure the answer is no. I don’t know absolutely for every single one, but in my lifetime, most of them have been busy working once they were elected.
Marcus Ranum says
Soon the US will switch to permanent campaign cycle.
It’s sad how much influence money has over politics but that’s capitalism.
Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk- says
Isn’t this the same person who said people should shut up because the election is over?
It seems he is not tired of winning yet.
Being a huckster is all he knows.
NYC atheist says
But what if he can’t, though?
Pierce R. Butler says
Might be nice if he did the damn job…
Might not, considering what’s happened so far when he tried.