There are a lot of theories as to why President Trump is not attending the White House Correspondents Dinner. One of my favorites is that he cannot tolerate ridicule, which seem plausible given his obvious sensitivity on a wide range of issues.
It could also be that he simply has unspeakable contempt for the way in which the press has treated him, which, as far as I can determine, is accurately.
Maybe he simply fears that he will lose control of his actions and go off on a paranoid/delusional tirade and making a bigger ass of himself than he already has, with more political consequences than he and his legion of alt-right sycophants can psychologically tolerate.
It’s unsettling to think what that scenario might entail when one considers that the paranoid/delusional tirades he has been on so far, must have had some degree of self-control.
Zach Braff suggested Alec Baldwin stand in for him. That’s a great idea. Someone else suggested a blow-up doll. If the heads of the Dinner don’t go for those, I suggest a bag of Chee-tos or an orange will do. Maybe a Putin doll with an orange for a head.
If we can’t have a sitting president address the Correspondent’s Dinner, then how about a retired one? Barack Obama has a lot of time on his hands these days. That would be cool. 🙂