President Donald Trump took to Twitter last week to say that he wouldn't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (WHCA) that's due to take place on April 29th.
Which probably comes as no surprise to those familiar with President Trump's views on the media. According to the WHCA's website, the dinner is "a celebration of the First Amendment and the important role played by an independent news media in a healthy republic."
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
But since President Trump's announcement that he won't be attending the dinner, social media has been pleading with the WHCA to invite Alec Baldwin instead. His impression is pretty convincing, after all.
And just to fan the flames, Baldwin said he'd be happy to attend on Trump's behalf on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.
Dear White House Correspondents Association: Please ask Alec Baldwin to stand in for Donald Trump at your annual dinner. Thank you.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 26, 2017
Alec Baldwin and Barack Obama should both go to the correspondents dinner. One is a better president and the other is a better Trump.— fraudfeasor (@fraudfeasor) February 26, 2017