Trump apparently thinks fleeing from comedians with his oversized tie between his legs is a good look because he even retweeted a video of himself saying he’d be skipping the event to hold a rally instead, calling the dinner “so boring and so negative.”
NEW: Pres. Trump says he will hold a rally at an undetermined location rather than attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner, which he called "so boring and so negative."
— ABC News (@ABC) April 5, 2019
But if Trump thinks he can duck mockery by not attending the event he is sorely mistaken. As the last two years hosts Michelle Wolf and Hasan Minaj proved, the comedians are going to make fun of him whether he’s there or not.
In fact thanks to Trump’s cowardly decision to avoid the event yet again the roasting has already begun.
First up was 2018 Correspondents’ Dinner host, comedian Michelle Wolf, who made reference to Trump’s recent wild claim that windmills cause cancer.
I hope it's not because he has windmill cancer. https://t.co/h8oPmB2MIN
— Michelle Wolf (@michelleisawolf) April 6, 2019
— Brian Kavanagh (@bpk07) April 6, 2019
And the roasts kept coming.
He should skip more dinners.
— scott lyons (@papalyons) April 5, 2019
Bone spurs were flaring up. https://t.co/FS1HPeHh44
— Count Justin (@XjumauX) April 6, 2019
Only legitimate Presidents should attend anyway.
— Ed Adams (@eeadams) April 5, 2019
He should skip the presidency, altogether. We need new material.
— jabberpath (@jabberpath) April 6, 2019
Horrifically insecure man baby to skip traditional dinner because it makes him sad. https://t.co/rkvtwPalNi
— Mergatroid Pipquat (@ThatDeejGuy) April 6, 2019
— Daryl Butterworth (@BigDazBut) April 6, 2019
Totally makes sense. The Fearmonger-in-Chief is fragile and afraid. Zero sense of humor.
— Dr. C. S. Vogelmann (@DrVogelmann) April 6, 2019
Scared of comedians. I'm positive @realDonaldTrump IS what he likes to grab.
— Curtis Perfect (@CurtisPerfect) April 6, 2019
People also couldn’t resist roasting Trump for claiming that he didn’t like the “negative” annual tradition because he likes “positive things.”
The king of negativity says he likes positive things!?????
— ????? (@TopsyButterfly) April 5, 2019
Instead of going to the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Trump said he plans to hold a rally to focus on "positive things," like chanting hateful slogans, mocking politicians and calling journalists the enemy of the people.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) April 6, 2019
I like positive things…
Children in cages
Kim Jong Un
Whadda I miss?
— Denise Martin ??✌️ (@eating2heaven) April 5, 2019
@realDonaldTrump is into “positive things.” Just take a look at his Twitter feed for all the positive stuff that he shares. For instance, the way he refers to others. Totally positive. The best positive. ??
— Ben McLeod (@bentonmcleod) April 5, 2019
— H Maria Perry-Bascom (@hmariaperry) April 6, 2019
While most observers simply mocked Trump, some were more blunt in their assessment of his non-attendance.
Third straight year? He hasn't been to one since Obama ripped him a new asshole and he pouted all the way back to his cheap gold leaf mega-slum. https://t.co/24OjLsFBWI
— Eric Cline: A Study In Depression (@SeeTrain65) April 6, 2019
Because his tiny self esteem can't take a single criticism. Imagine if Obama had skipped even one of these dinners, the Republitards would have lost their shit.
— Matt Brown (@mattbrown590) April 6, 2019
— Regi Brittain (@RegiBrittain) April 6, 2019
— TradingVML927 (@BullMarket4Dub) April 6, 2019
— shane barry (@shanebarry17) April 6, 2019
What a hideously insecure little punk ass bitch. https://t.co/CFrtyrsGvh
— Brandon Crabcakes (@BcCrabcake) April 6, 2019
It’s hard to believe that back in 2011 Trump actually participated in an entire special called “The Comedy Central Roast Of Donald Trump” and sat there grinning while comedians tore into him.
It seems power has only made him pricklier.
Photo Credit: Michael Vadon