Keeping his tradition of breaking with tradition, President Trump will skip the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner for the second year in a row, instead holding a rally in Michigan when the event takes place on April 28.
Trump’s rally, his 11th in Michigan since 2015, will take place at the Total Sports Park facility in Washington Township, Michigan on the outskirts of the Detroit metropolitan area.
“While the fake news media will be celebrating themselves with the denizens of Washington society in the swamp that evening, President Trump will be in a completely different Washington, celebrating our national economic revival with patriotic Americans,” Trump campaign Chief Operating Officer Michael Glassner said in a statement.
President Trump has yet to comment on the upcoming correspondents’ dinner. Last year, he announced he would not be attending several months in advance and tweeted, “Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!”
Instead of attending the 2017 correspondents’ dinner, President Trump held a rally in Pennyslvania, where he spent the first 10 minutes of his speech criticizing news outlets such as The New York Times, CNN and MSNBC, and claimed that attending the dinner would be “very, very boring.”