After a turbulent debut in the White House, Mr Trump spent the past week celebrating the achievements of his first 100 days. "When that happens we should own up to it".
Journalism should be "the best obtainable version of the truth", Bernstein said, sharing his strategy for covering politicians: "When lying is combined with secrecy, there is a pretty good roadmap in front of you".
"We are not fake news, we are not failing news organizations and we are not the enemy of the American people", said Mason, a Reuters correspondent. Getting it passed will be even more complex because Trump will have to woo some Democrats to navigate the measure through the Senate, and there is no sign Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's troops are ready to help the President get a win.
Asked if the rare Chinese naval visits were a sign that Duterte was backing away from Washington, Department of National Defense spokesman Arsenio Andolong said: "We are not veering away from the USA but rather we are expanding our relations with our fellow nations in the global community". And that's because he lives in Moscow.
"Its a very long flight, its a Saturday. In fact I think they've been reinforced", Mason said.
Vice President Mike Pence is acknowledging the Trump administration's proposal to cut taxes could increase the deficit initially.
"They are gathered together for the White House Correspondents' Dinner without the president", Trump said.
"I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be more than 100 miles away from Washington's swamp, spending my evening with all of you, and with a much, much larger crowd and much better people, right?"
Duterte's apparent dislike for Obama began when the U.S. State Department expressed concern over his drug war - which has left thousands of suspects dead - and asked Philippine government officials to take steps to stop extrajudicial killings. In recent decades, the event offered Washington's press corps an opportunity to wear black tie and stunning gowns while mixing with celebrity guests.
"[Trump] has tweeted more about "Fox and Friends" since being elected than he's tweeted about Tiffany", Bee said during the special on TBS.
The looming political fights of the next three months will test whether Trump has learned from his mistakes in the first 100 days and can find a way to exert his will over Congress. "We were preparing for a different dinner, either way".
Her event in Washington comes hours before the traditional White House Correspondents' Association dinner. He also said the plan would bring down premiums. It singled out the Committee to Protect Journalists, the nonprofit group that will receive proceeds from the broadcast.
Late-night TV star Samantha Bee has organized the first "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner".
Aldo Beckman Memorial Award victor: Greg Jaffe of The Washington Post for stories on President Barack Obama's speeches and policies that contrasted the realities of 2016 with the hopes of 2008.
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus defended Trump's praise of Duterte on Sunday, saying the president's top priority is addressing the threat of North Korea and partnering with countries in Southeast Asia.
Edgar A. Poe Award victor: David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post for stories on Donald Trump's philanthropic claims.