At Michigan Rally, Donald Trump Ridicules 'Phony' White House Correspondents' Dinner

Sunday, 29 Apr, 2018

President of the United States Donald Trump skipped the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday instead choosing to do a campaign-style rally in MI. Trump, of course, did not attend the actual dinner on Saturday, but opted to hold a rally in MI instead. It's just nicer to make fun of them when they're there.

The president also complained that the media had not given him sufficient credit for making possible Friday's meeting between leaders of the two Koreas, saying he had "everything" to do with it. "Nancy Pelosi and her gang, they've got to be voted out of office".

"A vote for a Democrat in November is a vote for open borders and crime", Trump said. He fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who recently released a book in which he compared the president to a mafia boss who demanded loyalty. But back in D.C., the cable channels - juggling the rally and correspondents' dinner - took the opportunity to ask Trump officials, current and former, if they felt he did the right thing by skipping the event.

He said it's imperative that Trump supporters show up and continue voting Republican in the 2018 election. "He said on Fox. very strongly, I didn't know it was paid for by the Democrats and Hillary Clinton!".

"Watch the way he lies", Trump said, adding shortly after, "I did you a great favor when I fired this guy".

Additionally on TV Saturday night time is a Washington, D.C., custom that Trump says he is completely happy to skip: The White Home Correspondents' Affiliation dinner.

He later criticized the media for their coverage of the Russian interference in the 2016 election. "The sources don't exist in many cases". "Fake news. Very dishonest".

It's the second year that Trump has boycotted the annual black-tie dinner, which had been attended annually by every president for 37 years.

Trump made several nods to MI during his 80-minute speech, voicing support for funding upgrades to the Soo Locks in the Upper Peninsula and reiterating his commitment to manufacturing workers in the state.

The rally will be Trump's 11th in MI since the beginning of the 2016 presidential race, according to his campaign, and the fifth in the Detroit area.

"The president encouraged his staff and all of us to attend and so we did", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told a CNN reporter at the dinner. In his rally in Washington Township, he repeatedly pointed to Sen.

As he has at similar events, Trump promoted top agenda items that energize grassroots conservatives - appointing conservative judges, building a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border, ending "sanctuary cities" and protecting tax cuts approved by the Republican-led Congress.

Trump mimicked the tone he used earlier Saturday when he tweeted Sen.

Since Macomb County helped deliver the presidency to Donald Trump, he made a decision to return the favor Saturday night.