White House Correspondents’ Dinner a problem for press, wait until you hear the suggested solutions

Apparently, tensions between the media and the President of the United States have become so strained of late that the two can’t even get together for a few laughs.

In fact, ABC News’ chief political analyst Matthew Dowd wants to either disinvite the president or cancel the White House Correspondents’ Dinner altogether.

While the New York Times reported earlier this month that the event was on Trump’s calendar, there has been no confirmation as yet from the White House as to whether or not the president will attend.

His history with the event is a rocky one. In what the Times called “one of the most brutal roastings on record” in 2011, comedian Seth Meyers delivered a series of awkward jokes aimed at Mr. Trump’s questioning of then-President Obama’s place of birth while Trump looked on unamused.

The adoring celebrities and media stars who flocked to see President Obama each year aren’t so excited to mingle with Trump and his team.

The New Yorker and Vanity Fair have already canceled before and after parties around the event:

And TBC’s Samantha Bee is planning an alternative event called “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” on April 29, the same night the actual event is scheduled to take place.

“We’re not trying to supersede it,” Bee told the Times. “We just want to be there in case something happens — or doesn’t happen — and ensure that we get to properly roast the president.”

Dowd got plenty of social media support from fellow libs:

Lots of sentiment that way, but this probably sums the whole thing up better than any:

H/T Twitchy

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