Can’t Take the Heat?

Donald Trump has tweeted that he will not attend the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. Trump has not fared very well at past events, becoming the butt of too many jokes for his ego to tolerate.

The last time a president skipped this dinner was back in 1981, when Ronald Reagan didn’t show up because he was recovering from being shot. But he called in anyway. Indeed, every president since Calvin Coolidge has attended at least one of the dinners.

What makes this ironic is that now that the president won’t be there, the speakers will make fun of him even more.

Even his tweet is encouraging hilarious responses. One response suggests that Alec Baldwin should replace Trump at the dinner. Baldwin does a mean imitation of Trump on Saturday Night Live.

Originally published at Political Irony.