The White House Correspondents Association just announced Trump-hating comedian Hasan Minhaj, who is known for getting upset the Second Amendment exists and telling jokes on “The Daily Show” sometimes, will headline its annual dinner this year.
In 2015, Minhaj called President Trump “white ISIS” (or “WISIS”) and jokingly suggested that barring conservatives from the White House was the only way to protect America.
While speaking at the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner last June, Minhaj said that everyone is “complicit” in racism and xenophobia.
“Civil liberties are an all or nothing game,” he said. Yet in the same breath, he didn’t speak too highly of the Second Amendment and decried the NRA and the money they spend to lobby Congress. In other words: “Civil liberties are, like, super duper important, except for the ones I don’t like!”
Earlier this year, Trump announced he would not attend the White House Correspondents Dinner, otherwise known as #NerdProm. The White House staff has also said they will not attend the event to show solidarity with their boss.
So at this year’s dinner, it’ll be just a roomful of reporters and celebrities grinning at one another while the president and his staff are noticeably absent. The dinner, which has largely devolved into a gross self-celebration for media types to get their self-importance fix, has finally gone through the looking glass this year. But that’s probably what members of the media wanted anyway — a dinner without the man of the hour featuring an entertainer who will invariably mock him in his absence. All the while, they will act like unbiased, stalwart members of the holy entity that is journalism.
Gross, gross, gross!
For the record, The Federalist has hated #NerdProm long before it was cool to do so.