Kennedy: Trump Should Attend WHCA Dinner, Face Off With Press 'In the Octagon'
Kennedy urged President Trump to attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 28 to face off with the same journalists and media executives that he declares to be "fake news."
Last year, Trump opted to skip the event and instead held a campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania. Lisa Boothe said Trump should do the same this year, since it sent a "strong message" that he cares more about the voters than the "elitist media."
Kennedy offered the opposite opinion.
"Are you kidding me? The energy in that room ... the president facing off against the press in the octagon? That would be fantastic," she said on "Outnumbered," referencing the caged mat in which UFC fighters battle.
"I think he's strong enough, I think he's confident enough ... He needs to go in that room, face people, stare them down and he can make a memorable night," she added.
Trump on Tuesday called out CNN once again on Twitter, claiming they do not hire people who are not "anti-Trump."
Check out the fact that you can’t get a job at ratings challenged @CNN unless you state that you are totally anti-Trump? Little Jeff Zuker, whose job is in jeopardy, is not having much fun lately. They should clean up and strengthen CNN and get back to honest reporting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2018
CNN fired back, mocking Trump for misspelling the last name of the company's president, Jeff Zucker.
Once again, false. The personal political beliefs of CNN's employees are of no interest to us. Their pursuit of the truth is our only concern. Also, Jeff's last name is spelled Z-U-C-K-E-R. Those are the facts. #FactsFirst
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) April 3, 2018
Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.) said he also thinks Trump should attend the dinner, arguing the president is funny and should "roast" the media in a lighthearted way.
Watch the segment above.