by Greg Krehbiel on 7 February 2017
(“Nerd prom” is the name for the White House correspondent’s dinner.)
I heard a discussion of that question on WMAL this morning. The host presented three choices: (1) don’t go, (2) go and give them Hell, (3) go and try to restore the relationship.
I think #3 is the worst choice. The chances of winning those people over are very small, in my opinion, and more likely to backfire than to help.
#2 is also fraught with difficulty because the press will misreport and caricature whatever he says.
So I go for #1, but I also agree with the suggestions of a few of the callers to the show — Trump should stage his own event at the same time.
My favorite suggestion was that he invite Milo Yiannopoulos as the featured speaker at an alternative press dinner, with prominent bloggers, talk radio hosts, etc. Get Ann Coulter and Chris Plante up there to skewer the press. (I’m not sure that’s a wise suggestion, it was just my favorite.)
It’s going to be war. You either fight or you lose.
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