Time and People Magazines will not hold their annual cocktail reception the night before the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year.
“Time Inc. will not be hosting its annual Time/People party at the St. Regis during this year’s WHCA weekend. As usual, Time will be participating in the WHCA Dinner,” a spokeswoman said.
The reception has been recognized as a star-studded event during the Correspondents’ Association dinner weekend.
The magazines’ decision follows other organizations’ decisions to cancel festivities surrounding the Dinner. The New Yorker and Vanity Fair announced in January they opted not to hold their respective parties this year. Bloomberg followed in announcing theirs cancelled in February.
President Trump announced on Twitter that he would not attend the annual dinner, held on April 29th at the Washington Hilton. The last time a president did not attend the dinner was in 1981, when Ronald Reagan was recovering from an assassination attempt. Reagan did send a video message.