BIG rally

Our orange Nazi will be holding another rally next weekend. How many rallies is that now? Four since he took office? Five?

President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he is holding a rally the same night as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

“Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it,” the president tweeted.

A rally why? He never explains that. Why does he keep throwing rallies?

Well we know the main reason. He’s a narcissist with an unslakable ravenous hunger for attention and applause. It’s the best fun he knows of, standing facing a big crowd of people who all think he’s the coolest Nazi ever. But that’s not a genuine reason for doing it. A genuine reason would be one to do with the public welfare, or national security, or something related to being president. Just saying “I have a bottomless appetite for frenzied public adulation” doesn’t cut the mustard.

Trump tweeted in February that he would not be attending the annual dinner. The business mogul turned politician has had a rocky relationship with the media throughout the presidential campaign and during his presidency, often times calling some organizations, such as the New York Times and CNN, “fake news.”

The correspondents’ dinner benefits a journalism scholarship and recognizes reporters for their coverage of the president and is traditionally attended by major media outlets, celebrity guests and the president.

It is, frankly, a rather creepy and sycophantic institution. On the other hand, when the alternative is a president who calls the press “the enemy of the people,” it’s not so bad.

Updating to add: this will be the fourth rally since he took office…unless I’ve missed one. Google is being cautious about answering my question. The three I turned up were

  • Melbourne, Florida February 20
  • Nashville March 15
  • Louisville March 20

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