Donald Trump Ditches White House Correspondents' Dinner Again

Donald Trump Ditches White House Correspondents' Dinner Again

President Trump will once again ditch the White House Correspondents' Dinner - electing instead to send press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to represent the administration.

Donald Trump will again snub the annual White House correspondents' dinner, organizers said Friday, amid an escalation of attacks by the president on the United States media.

Then the association said it had been told by the White House that he will not be coming.

Trump remains the only president since Ronald Reagan to skip the dinner (and he had a pretty good reason: He had been shot).

President Donald Trump will not attend the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner for the second year in a row.


It's "so bad and so fake", he told the hosts.

Talev said that while Trump would not attend the dinner, the White House had said the president would "actively encourage members of the executive branch to attend and join us as we celebrate the First Amendment", which guarantees freedom of speech.

But offering an indication that he's not completely unwilling to go along with social traditions, Trump did attend this year's Gridiron dinner, a far smaller gathering of a club made up of top Washington journalists. At its heart the annual event is about recognizing the work of Washington reporters, presenting awards and raising funds for scholarships. His reason, which was the same as a year ago, was animosity toward the media. Some attendees said they were happy to see the dinner take on a more serious tone.

The president failed to wait for the yearly gala this past year, thanks to his along with also his press office's antagonistic relationships using the information websites.

In recent weeks there has been speculation about what Trump would do this year. "I won't do it". "In many cases they literally make up sources".

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