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Trump to host rally during correspondents dinner

Donald Trump.
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President Trump is swapping out Washington, D.C. for Washington, Michigan next week as he, for the second year in a row, isn't attending the traditional White House Correspondents Dinner, and is instead holding a rally during the event.

The bottom line: This isn't surprising, as Trump's relationship with the media is anything but friendly. But, the White House said earlier this month that Trump will "actively encourage" administration officials to attend, which is a noteworthy change in tone.