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.

The forecast was that this year’s dinner would be clouded by “weirdness,” and that prediction seems to have panned out.

The Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet fact-checked Trump’s claim that the dinner was full of Hollywood celebrities.

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.

Let’s hope Matthew Modine was ready for his close-up.

What … no love for DeRay Mckesson?

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