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Trump confirms he will skip ‘boring’ White House correspondents’ dinner

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President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he will skip the “boring” White House correspondents’ dinner later this month, saying he’ll hold a rally instead.

Trump, who launches almost daily verbal attacks on what he considers a hostile media, has missed the two previous sessions of the annual get-together in Washington.

Asked if he’d go to this year’s gathering, on April 27, he told reporters at the White House that “the dinner is so boring and so negative that we’re going to hold a very positive rally.”

Trump said his rally, in a still undecided location, will be “a big one.”

Appearances by presidents at the black tie occasion have previously been a tradition.

However, Trump has a uniquely combative relationship with the media, which he denounces as “fake news,” except in a handful of cases, including his favored Fox News network.

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Last year the correspondents’ dinner ran into controversy when the keynote speaker, comedian Michelle Wolf, tore into White House staff, especially press secretary Sarah Sanders, with what some took to be heavy handed and offensive jokes.

The White House Correspondents’ Association, which organizes the event, has tried to diffuse tensions this year by inviting a historian, Ron Chernow, instead of the usual comedian.

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Here is how Republicans are reacting when confronted with the new rape allegation against Trump

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Once again, President Donald Trump has been accused of a sexual assault — one of the most severe charges yet, in fact — and yet the Republican Party continues to make clear that it will not take these allegations seriously.

Journalist E. Jean Carroll detailed her account of Trump raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room more than two decades ago in an article, in her new book, and in TV interviews. New York Magazine reported that it contacted two of her friends who confirmed that she told them about the assault shortly after it happened.

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw

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Trump: Immigrants didn’t want to come to America before I was president because ‘Obama wasn’t a cheerleader’

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President Donald Trump's strange rant about fireworks at Mt. Rushmore wasn't the only head-scratching exchange that occurred during his recent interview with reporters from The Hill.

During another part of the interview, Trump was asked about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) criticism of the internment camps he's been using to house immigrant children.

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