No Correspondence with the Correspondents' Dinner
President Donald Trump has announced by tweet that he will not attend this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner. The dinner raises money for journalism and scholarships every spring and is attended by the president, journalists, celebrities, and Washington insiders. Trump’s absence will be joined by several news organizations that are protesting the president’s treatment of the media as his relationship with the media becomes increasingly hostile. Ronald Reagan was the last president to miss the dinner while he was recovering from an assassination attempt in 1981. White House Correspondents Association President, Jeff Mason, stated that correspondents “will continue to do our job and write the news and tell the truth about this administration, as we have done about every administration before."
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