President Donald Trump isn't taking abuse from the media sitting down. He announced on Tuesday officials in his administration will be boycotting Saturday’s annual White House Correspondents Association dinner.
Politico confirmed the news. For the past two years, President Trump has not attended the dinner, but this is a more thorough action. The president’s Tuesday order reversed previous White House guidance indicating that Trump aides were free to attend this year’s event, which will take place on Saturday.
Dozens of administration officials have attended the dinner in previous years. Those people will be sending rented tuxes and gowns back without wear this year.
White House officials did not attend the dinner in 2017. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said they did not attend because it was "kind of naïve" to ignore the tension between the White House and the press corps even for an evening.
In 2018, the dinner took an angry turn when comedian Michelle Wolf attacked Sarah Sanders during her speech. She cruelly attacked Sanders' character and personal appearance.
President Trump will be using his time for something more positive. He will be holding a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
“I will be going to Green Bay, Wisconsin, for a really big Rally on Saturday Evening,” he wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning. “Big crowd expected, much to talk about. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
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