There were plenty of complaints addressed to MSNBC and CNN for carrying President Trump’s rally in Harrisburg Saturday night rather than the red carpet at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, also (formerly?) known as #NerdProm.
Trump not only trolled the press by taking a pass and scheduling a rally on the same night; he also took direct aim at the journalists and Hollywood celebrities comforting each other back in D.C.
— Foon Rhee (@foonrhee) April 29, 2017
— CNN (@CNN) April 29, 2017
Jesus, @realDonaldTrump has already won the night, with one single sentence. "Consoling each other in a hotel ballroom."
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) April 29, 2017
The forecast was that this year’s dinner would be clouded by “weirdness,” and that prediction seems to have panned out.
— Michelle Kosinski (@MichLKosinski) April 30, 2017
#WHCD2017 Okay, I am going to call it. This dinner is depressing.
— JanetDirks (@janetdirks) April 30, 2017
The Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet fact-checked Trump’s claim that the dinner was full of Hollywood celebrities.
Not true: Trump in Pa. speech said #WHCD2017 full of "Hollywood" celebs. There are almost zero Hollywood celebs at the event.
— Lynn Sweet (@lynnsweet) April 30, 2017
@lynnsweet LOL Even they didn't want to go this year huh?
— Todd (@ptindpls) April 30, 2017
— Daryl Dixon (@alphagirl7) April 29, 2017
— Steve Ray (@AMandFM) April 29, 2017
I hear that #NerdProm is just sad clowns this year.
— Populo Iratus (@cmahar3) April 30, 2017
But … with the president choosing not to appear, everyone’s making a big deal this year about how the dinner raises money for scholarships! What about the children?
Comedian Hasan Minhaj showed up, which was good news for the organizers, as he was the night’s entertainment.
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) April 30, 2017
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 30, 2017
6% of these photos are of Matthew Modine. https://t.co/flTSARagvV
— Brandon Wright (@bwrighted) April 30, 2017
— Sarah Polus (@sarahepolus) April 30, 2017
Let’s hope Matthew Modine was ready for his close-up.
Biggest Hollywood celebrity at the WH correspondents' dinner appears to be Matthew Modine, per witnesses on the scene.
— Amy Argetsinger (@AmyArgetsinger) April 29, 2017
When I was watching earlier the biggest star to grace the red carpet was legendary WNBA fan Matthew Modine. Also, it's a scholarship event. https://t.co/k9Cgbs3eQS
— Mark Meroney (@MMeroney) April 30, 2017
— Monica Hesse (@MonicaHesse) April 29, 2017
What … no love for DeRay Mckesson?
There's a dude here wearing a blue vest. Apparently he didn't get the black tie menu. #WHCD2017
— Yesha (@YeshaCallahan) April 30, 2017
— Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) April 30, 2017
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