Trump Declines White House Correspondents' Dinner Invitation

Trump Declines White House Correspondents' Dinner Invitation

Trump Declines White House Correspondents' Dinner Invitation

President Donald Trump will be a two-year no-show at the traditional annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, sending his regrets and his press secretary in his place.

And unlike a year ago, when members of the Trump administration also skipped the dinner in solidarity with their boss, Trump "will actively encourage" executive branch folks to go, Talev said.

"I sort of feel like the press is so bad, and so fake", he added. I mean, "sources say" and they have no sources.

"The message underscoring it is one of participation this year, and I think that's a good thing", Talev said Friday, reports Politico.

The White House, however, said that the President will send his Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to the event, United States media reported.

On the other hand, it is possible that people of colour weren't eager to sign up to work in President Donald Trump's White House. He said at the time that he would "absolutely" attend this year.

The black-tie affair draws journalists, lawmakers and celebrities and raises money for journalism scholarships.

Trump skipped the event previous year, holding a rally in Pennsylvania instead.

Trump's negative RSVP came on the heels of another spat with a mainstream media outlet, namely the Washington Post. But Trump insisted the issue was with the "Fake News Media".

Trump finished up the segment by saying he "probably" won't do the dinner again.

The then-reality TV star was a proponent of the "birther" conspiracy theory that then-President Obama was not born in the U.S.

Last month, the President attended the exclusive Gridiron Club dinner, dining with a small group of top Washington reporters and cracking self-deprecating jokes. Sanders faces the media in most of the daily briefings at the White House.

Among his quips: "I was very excited to receive this invitation and ruin your evening in person".

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