Trump says he won't attend White House correspondents' dinner

Bloomberg decided Friday to cancel its planned after party for the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Other media organizations, including Time magazine and sibling publication People, MSNBC and other outlets are still mulling their plans for White House Correspondents' Dinner festivities. But it would be even more unseemly, given our role, if we signaled to our readers, viewers and listeners that it is beneath us to pay Trump the same institutional respect extended to previous presidents.

While no specific reason was given for his non-attendance, Trump banned a number of media outlets that have posted factual news and information that was critical of Trump and his administration from a press briefing on Friday. He's lobbed relentless attacks at the media since running for president and has taken even more issue with reporting surrounding his presidency since taking office January 20. Several big sponsors of parties throughout the weekend have also announced they will not participate this year.

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However, President Trump is the first american president to pull out of the dinner entirely. A great danger to our country.

The event, to be held at the end of April, is put together by an organization of journalists who cover the White House and President. Since then every president has attended the dinner at least once.

He's been stung by the event before ― in 2011, when then-President Barack Obama roasted him.

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