On Saturday afternoon, with perhaps his biggest dig at the free press and the 1st Amendment yet, Trump announced on Twitter that he would not be attending the upcoming White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
While normally, a president refusing to attend this dinner would be shocking, Donald is batshit crazy and nothing he does should ever surprise us these days. Most likely he will reconsider his decision and claim that his friends at Fox News begged him to come or something ridiculous like that, but in the meantime, actor Zach Braff has a solution. Braff, known best for his roles in Scrubs and Garden State tweeted Saturday:
“Alec Baldwin time to suit up!”
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 25, 2017
And Braff isn’t the only one who feels this way!
— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) February 25, 2017
Since Trump is not attending the White House Correspondents dinner, Alec Baldwin should go in his place.
— Woke Muslima Latina (@WokeMuslima) February 25, 2017
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 26, 2017
Email from a viewer: “PLEASE, please, have Alec Baldwin invited to the White House Correspondents dinner since Trump is not going…”
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 25, 2017
Yuge opening for Alec Baldwin to get some extra work that evening… https://t.co/cQoERmmLf6
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) February 25, 2017
And this is a GREAT idea! Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer should introduce him!
Why doesn’t WH Correspondence dinner now invite the perfect Trump replacement: Alec Baldwin? Maybe Melissa, too! @CNN
— David Gergen (@David_Gergen) February 26, 2017
Many news outlets have said they would most likely not attend, with Vanity Fair and The New Yorker definitely boycotting the event, but maybe if Alec Baldwin shows up they might change their mind? Lord knows they would have a much better time!
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