President Trump steers clear of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Video

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Thank you, David. Let’s bring if Jon Karl for more. He’ll be hosting “This week” later this morning. What do you make of the comment on North Korea overnight. How close are we really to some sort of military confrontation here? Clearly, this is a heightened level of tension. It’s not new that we have the rhetoric we have heard. President trump has said he does not rule out military action. That’s what president Obama said. So this is not an entirely new situation. But there is no question, you talk to national security officials that the white house, their level of concern about North Korea, primarily because of the progress that they have made with their nuclear and missile programs, that the level of concern is certainly higher than it has been in a very long time. Three missile tests this month alone, Jon. Let’s talk about the split screen overnight. The president at that rally Pennsylvania, while bashing the the national media. They were at an elite party in Washington. Was this a good night for the president? Well, you know, I don’t know that it’s a night that really matters all that much in the scheme of things in the first 100 days for the president. I think there was a little buyer’s remorse. The president told reuters, and Jeff mason, who will be on the “Roundtable.” He told him on Thursday he’ll come to the dinner next year. I think there was a little bit of a — regret if the white house about not showing up. I don’t think it will hurt him or necessarily help him all that much. By the way, Paula, you were not here. It would is have been perhaps different. I didn’t see Hollywood celebrities that the dinner last night. You’re a celebrity yourself, J.K. Don’t sell yourself short. Yeah, look in the mirror, Jon Karl. You’ll see a celebrity looking right back at you. One other headline this morning. President trump has invited the the president of the Philippines man…

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