The President tweeted his announcement on Saturday.
Donald Trump will not be attending the White House Correspondent’s Dinner on April 29. The President tweeted the news on Saturday.
“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!” Trump tweeted.
I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
Trump’s decision comes after CNN, The New York Times, Politico and several other major media outlets were blocked from attending a Friday White House press briefing.
Bloomberg also recently canceled their annual party in celebration of the dinner. The business outlet usually co-hosts the event with Conde Nast’s Vanity Fair, but the magazine pulled out earlier this month. The New Yorker and the casts of House of Cards, Veep and Scandal will also not be in attendance.
The same evening as the Correspondents’ dinner, TBS’ Samantha Bee is planning her own event, a “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” at the Willard Hotel in the nation’s capital, raising funds to support the Committee to Protect Journalists.