Donald Trump clarifies correspondents’ dinner snub: ‘I am not a hypocrite. I haven’t been treated properly’

I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!

The Fox and Friends crew then pushed Trump for his thoughts on host Jimmy Kimmel’s performance at Sunday night’s Oscars.

Trump added: “That doesn’t mean I’m not going (to attend the correspondents’ dinner) next year.”

Trump’s back-and-forth feud with the media escalated two weeks ago when he took aim at CNN during a press event to reveal his new labour secretary. The New York Times also has been the subject of a litany of negative recent tweets from the president.

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Trump also was asked to explain his decision to skip April’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner after tweeting last week he won’t be attending the event.

During the roughly 10-minute Fox and Friends segment, Trump provided highlights of the looming address – which will cover military spending, healthcare, the economy and his push to curb illegal immigration.

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“I (couldn’t) act like I (was) thrilled, because they were telling jokes.

“I have to write it off as being purely politics,” Trump said.

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The president also referred back to 2011, when then-president Barack Obama spent a portion of his dinner speech roasting Trump.

In a taped White House sit-down with Fox News that aired Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump previewed a speech he’ll give Tuesday night to a joint session of Congress.

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That’s fine,” Trump told Fox News. I haven’t been treated properly. “I am not a hypocrite.

“I loved that evening,” Trump told Fox News. “I had the greatest time.

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Trump is set to address a joint session of Congress Tuesday night at 9 p.m.

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“I have great respect for the press and reporters and the whole profession,” Trump said mere days after journalists from a number of outlets were reportedly banned from attending last Friday’s press briefing.

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