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WH Orders Trump Admin Officials to Boycott WHCA Dinner

WH Orders Trump Admin Officials to Boycott WHCA Dinner

By    |   Tuesday, 23 April 2019 02:50 PM

The White House has ordered officials in the Trump Administration to boycott the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, the White House confirmed Tuesday.

The dinner usually acts as a chance for journalists and the people they report on can meet and mingle. News outlets pay for tables and extend invitations to members of the administration, legislators, government officials and the odd celebrity. Typically, a comedian is hired as the featured speaker for the event, but the WHCA opted to invite author Ron Chernow this year instead.

White House Cabinet Secretary Bill McGinley reportedly issued the order Tuesday morning, after President Donald Trump announced earlier this month that he will skip this year’s dinner with members of the press, as he did last year and the one before.

CNN first reported the story earlier Tuesday.

"The dinner is so boring and so negative that we're going to hold a very positive rally” in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Trump told reporters.

The president has repeatedly decried the news media as the “enemy of the people,” since entering office.

Olivier Knox, the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, told CNN when asked about the boycott: "We're looking forward to an enjoyable evening of celebrating the First Amendment and great journalists past, present and future."

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