Trump to skip White House press dinner
Aide: President not elected to spend time with reporters, celebs
The White House says that when President Donald Trump skips the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, expect him to spend that Saturday night in April “focused on what he can to do to help better America.’’
The dinner attracts politicians, journalists and celebrities and is typically attended by the president, who’s often roasted.
Trump isn’t saying why he won’t be there. He has railed against “the fake news media,’’ saying it is “the enemy of the American people.’’
Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says it’s “kind of naive of us to think that we can all walk into a room for a couple of hours and pretend that some of that tension isn’t there.’’
She told ABC’s “This Week’’ that Trump wasn’t elected “to spend his time with reporters and celebrities.’’
In this photo Donald Trump, left, and Melania Trump arrive for the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington. Trump says he won’t be attending the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner this spring.