Correction: This article previously said Trump would be the first president to skip the dinner. Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter both sat out years, and Ronald Reagan couldn’t make it the year he was shot in an assassination attempt. The story has been updated, accordingly.
Amid an ever-escalating war with the media, Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that he wouldn’t attend the White House Correspondents Association’s annual dinner.
The dinner is an opportunity for a comedian to roast the press and the president, and for the president to roast everyone else. Only rarely in the event’s 100-year history, have sitting presidents declined to attend. Read more…