Trump takes on favorite targets _ the media _ at Gridiron

WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to roast — and be roasted by — some of his favorite targets at the annual Gridiron dinner Saturday night.

The dinner is a premier event for Washington media and features a good-natured if tart given-and-take between Washington officials and the people who cover them.

This will be Trump’s first Gridiron as president and marks a change from last year when he avoided that dinner and the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Just hours before the dinner, Trump fired off a tweet at the national press saying: “Mainstream Media in U.S. is being mocked all over the world. They’ve gone CRAZY!”

Trump linked to a story by a conservative pundit saying Trump and his family are victims of “unparalleled” attacks by the press.

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