President Donald Trump announced Saturday on Twitter that he will not attend the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner this April.
I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
Every president since 1924 has attended at least one association dinner during his term in office. The last time a sitting president did not attend was 1981 when President Ronald Reagan was recovering from an assassination attempt.
Proceeds from the annual event contribute toward scholarships for future journalists.