Thin Skin

CJ-Moki here. A disturbing look at President Trump's thin skin:
As he stated in a tweet earlier today, Donald J. Trump will not be attending the 2017 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. To my knowledge, this is the first time that a president has been absent from the annual charity dinner since Ronald Reagan declined to attend in 1981, citing a gunshot wound from an assassination attempt on him the previous month.

Trump declining to attend the charity dinner seems to be an attempt to avoid any sort of criticism or mockery directed towards him. According to the New York Times, Trump was "brutally mocked" by then-President Barack Obama at the 2011 Association Dinner.

The idea that the President has thin enough skin to avoid a traditional dinner, just to avoid being mocked or criticized in any way, is alarming. I wish that President Trump would be able to take criticism to some extent, like most prior Presidents to my knowledge.

CJ-Moki, signing off.


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