Apr 23, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Trump administration officials to skip White House Correspondents' Dinner

In this image, Trump speaks with both hands open in front of boom mics and reporters on the White House lawn.

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White House administration officials were told Tuesday to boycott this weekend's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, according to reports in CNN and Politico.

The backdrop: Trump skipped the annual dinner for the last two years, choosing instead to hold campaign-style rallies. He'll do the same this weekend with an event in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This year's WHCA Dinner won't feature the traditional presidential roast from a comedian — historian Ron Chernow will speak instead — after Michelle Wolf's routine last year drew criticism from some who said it crossed the line into personal attacks.

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