President Donald Trump has made an announcement that is currently ringing throughout the halls of the White House.
Trump has frequently made known his disdain of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner and has constantly abstained from attending. Now however Trump is taking a bigger step and instructing his staff not to attend the event either.
A senior administration official shared, “this morning White House Cabinet Secretary Bill McGinley announced that all Trump administration officials are being ordered to boycott the White House Correspondents Association dinner this weekend.”
The official adds that “the order came from President Trump personally though staffers have been trying to talk him out of it.”
The event regularly makes jokes at the expense of Donald Trump, even before his presidency. Some even speculate that jokes made in 2011 by then President Obama and Seth Meyers are what prompted Trump to run for president to begin with.
Whining Democrats claim that the purpose of the event is to raise funds for journalism scholarships, implying that Trump is trying to continue to punish the media.