White House Correspondents' Dinner News, Pictures, and Videos
- Author: Sidney Guerrero Feb 26, 2017,
Feb 26, 2017, 0:56
President Donald Trump will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner this year.
Some of the media's fears may have been allayed on Saturday after Trump said he would not be attending.
Trump has a complicated history with The White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Trump, who in the past few weeks has taken to calling media outlets who write pieces critical of his administration the "enemy of the American people" added, "please wish everyone well and have a great evening!"
However, Donald Trump has repeatedly made it clear that no such mutual respect exists between his office and the press - having banned several major outlets from a briefing just yesterday.
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Yes, it might strike some as unseemly for reporters to attend a banquet where the keynote speaker is a president who calls the press "dishonest" purveyors of "fake news". The failing @nytimes has become a joke.
The annual dinner is a traditionally a light-hearted event featuring comedians, with the president typically giving a roast-style speech.
In January, Trump skipped the Alfalfa Club dinner, another key event in the social calendar of a city to which the president is happy to pose as an outsider.