President Donald Trump concluded a week of tumultuous relations with the press by saying that he will not attend this year’s White House correspondents’ dinner which was scheduled for the 29th of April.
The President Tweeted that he will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year, adding that he wishes everyone well.
It’s no surprise since this comes after the relations between Trump’s administration and the press have sunk at an all-time low. The leading news outlets such as CNN, New York Times and the Guardian were excluded from a briefing by press secretary Sean Spicer while the friendlier conservative organizations were admitted.
In response, the editors of the excluded organizations expressed anger although the White House Correspondents Association President Jeff Mason, of Reuters attempted to calm the troubled waters, However, at the end of the day, they have themselves to blame for spreading fake news.
Mason made a statement on Saturday in which he said that he was looking forward to having the WHCA annual dinner, adding that the WHCA takes note of President Trump’s announcement on Twitter that he does not plan to attend the dinner, which has been and will continue to be a celebration of the First Amendment and the important roles played by an independent news media.
President Trump has addressed the fake reporting that has been citing anonymous sources in the White House, intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies on the chaos in his administration, contacts between campaign staff and Russian agents, and White House attempts to rebut such reports. This occurrence has led to the difficult relationship between Trump’s administration and the fake news media. Steve Bannon, the senior adviser has called out the media as the opposition party for its sinister efforts. However, the media will have to change its approach on how it reports in this era which President Trump has urged the Americans to be weary of the fake news that’s being spread. Failure to which the world is bound to witness the fall of the mainstream media.