President Trump gave literacy his biggest F-U to date. The annual black.tie affair, which raises money for money for journalism scholarships was as high on the president’s to-do list as going Speedo shopping with Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell.Trump didn’t feel the dinner was in keeping with the policy of illiteracy he promised the voters
|“Look, it’s like this. I don’t like reading,” Trump said during an impromptu press conference that the president set up and had everyone banned from. “I mean, what is a book going to tell you? Will it tell you how wonderful and huge our wall to keep the rapists and drug dealers, basically all of Mexico, out? Come on, give me a break.”|
Donald Trump will be the first president since Ronald Reagan in 1981 to not attend the event and that was due to John Hinckley’s attempted assassination of Reagan. Still, Reagan called to express his disappointment at not being able to hear Walter Cronkite new one man comedy act “Your Momma’s a Big Fat Ho!
Many point to his turbulent relationship with the media as the reason Trump chose not to attend.