President Donald Trump has reportedly ordered administration officials to boycott the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner Saturday, and “The View” co-host Abby Huntsman flopped trying to suggest how he could gracefully attend.
Huntsman lamented that Trump wasn’t self-deprecating enough to attend the dinner, which traditionally features comedians telling jokes at the president’s expense.
“I’ve always loved this dinner — we’ve all been,” Huntsman said. “It’s the one time of year you can be under the same roof with people from the White House and the press corps, when the rest of the year, you know, it’s checks and balances — they’re always going at it. It’s the one time you can let your hair down, you can have some drinks, you can make fun of each other. Reagan was one of my favorites, who had a great time with the press.”
Huntsman then suggested some jokes Trump could make if he would attend the annual event.
“Of all times to not go, here’s what I would say, the president has material to use,” she said. “The Mueller report just came out. All you have to do is play is 10-minute clip of commentator who came out and said he was a Russian spy, and that he colluded with Russia, and the walk out onstage and say, ‘I’m still here.'”
Host Whoopi Goldberg, a veteran standup comic and comedic actress, took a hard pass on that.
“See, that’s why that’s not going to work,” Goldberg said. “That’s why that’s not going to work, because that’s not funny.
Huntsman insisted Trump could make that gag work, but Goldberg said there was no way.
“No,” she said. “This man has no sense of humor.”
‘Outrageous and criminal behavior’: Internet blows up at graphic video of Buffalo Police pushing over an elderly man
On Thursday, footage emerged of police in Buffalo, New York pushing an elderly man to the ground, and refusing to help him as he lay bleeding profusely from a head injury.
The footage triggered immediate outrage on social media.
Horrible. I pray he’s ok. https://t.co/wL2gcNeAIT
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 5, 2020
WATCH: Protester bled from his ear after being shoved by police — cops say he ‘tripped’
SHocking video from Buffalo, New York was posted online on Thursday after a large group of police confronted a lone protester -- and then violently shoved him.
"Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, older man was hit shoved by two officers in the line. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head with blood running out from under his head," WBFO-TV reports.
Trump aides are compiling candidates to replace Mark Esper if Trump decides to fire him: report
On Thursday, Politico reported that although Defense Secretary Mark Esper's job appears safe for now, aides to President Donald Trump are compiling a list of potential nominees to replace him if the president changes his mind and decides to fire him.
"An administration official and two people close to the White House say staffers in recent days have pulled together a list of possible candidates for Defense secretary if Trump does choose to fire Esper," reported Lara Seligman, Daniel Lippman, and Meridith McGraw. "At the top of that list is Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who was Esper’s No. 2 before taking the Army job last summer, the people said. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), an outspoken Trump ally who has previously been considered for the position, is also in the mix, according to one of the people."