Donald Trump announced today that he will not be attending the White House correspondents dinner, hardly a surprise given he has banned many of them from the White House and declared the press to be, collectively, the enemy of the American people:
I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
It did not take long for suggestions to come in via social media and from a number of sources that Alec Baldwin replace Trump at the festivities, because the only person is more Trump than Trump is Alec Baldwin:
Email from a viewer: "PLEASE, please, have Alec Baldwin invited to the White House Correspondents dinner since Trump is not going…"
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 25, 2017
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 25, 2017
Oh pleeeeeez Alec Baldwin go as trump at Correspondents Dinner!!!!
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) February 25, 2017
Donald Trump may have just made the biggest mistake of his life. By snubbing the press, he has all but invited Alec Baldwin to replace him at an event of which, thanks to President Obama’s teasing, he already has few fond memories.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.