2018-04-06 23:30:51 UTC
President Donald Trump will be a two-year no-show at the traditional annual
White House Correspondents Dinner, sending his regrets and his press secretary
in his place.
The White House Correspondents Association today tweeted, The White House has
informed us that the president does not plan to participate in this years
dinner but that he will actively encourage members of the executive branch to
attend and join us as we celebrate the First Amendment.
In keeping with tradition, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also will represent
the administration at the head of the table. The April 28 dinner celebrates
award-winning reporting, scholarship winners and the vital role of the First
Amendment and the free press in American democracy.
The dinner is, as always, held at the Washington Hilton in D.C. Comedian
Michelle Wolf, who recently signed up for a talk show on Netflix, will host the
schmooze & roast dinner.
Last year, Trump broke with tradition by stiffing the dinner altogether and
discouraged other White House officials from attending. Trump held a rally for