THE SHOW MUST GO ON
President Trump will not be attending the White House Correspondents Dinner on April 29. That we know. There has been some chatter that Alec Baldwin could show up and reprise his oftrepeated impersonation of Mr. Trump. There’s also been speculation that Hillary Clinton and even former President Barack Obama could appear.
Whatever the case, C-SPAN announced Tuesday that it would cover the mammoth event as usual, and that’s that. The organizers of the fete — which features a red-carpet walk, 3,000 guests, a sumptuous meal and a dozen after-parties — insist the dinner will “continue to be a celebration of the First Amendment and the important role played by an independent news media in a healthy republic.”
Mr. Trump, meanwhile, has won accolades for skipping the event. Powerline.com analyst Steven Hayward called it “Trump’s best decision yet,” while John Hinderaker, a fellow analyst, said: “Couldn’t agree more. This is a stupid event, and Trump is a serious president. There is no reason why he should indulge his enemies.”