President Donald Trump will not attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Press Dinner for the second year in a row; a symbol of the Commander-in-Chief’s ongoing battle with the mainstream media and its never-ending obsession with Russian collusion.
“The White House has informed us that the president does not plan to participate in this year’s dinner but that he will actively encourage members of the executive branch to attend and join us as we celebrate the First Amendment,” said a Representative for the organization.
The announcement comes as President Trump slammed the press in a fiery interview on WABC Friday morning, saying it was “pretty unlikely” he would be attending the elite dinner.
“I sort of feel like the press is so bad, and so fake,” he added. “In many cases they literally make up sources.”