Following are highlights of media coverage of the 26th Annual White House Correspondents’ Garden Brunch, hosted on Saturday, April 27 at the Beall-Washington House in Georgetown.
Washington Post: No president, no celebs, no problem: The White House correspondents’ dinner crowd parties on
“You would call it a ban, wouldn’t you?” (Kellyanne Conway) asked, reflexively slipping into media-critic mode. The president didn’t mean that no one who works for him could attend parties, she explained, just not the dinner. “Besides, they’re our neighbors!” she said of the Bradleys, who live in embassy-heavy Observatory Circle. “I couldn’t be rude!” So Conway was free to mix it up with Adrienne Arsht and other A-listers under the lovely tent in her neighbor’s backyard. The next day, she appeared again at the A-list pre-party known as the Garden Brunch wearing a butterfly-printed romper, breezing past Jay Leno to air-kiss Greta Van Susteren.”
The Hill: Rod Rosenstein, Jay Leno chat at correspondents’ weekend brunch
“At the brunch bash, Leno surprised U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Angela Morales-Biggs with some new wheels. The Purple Heart recipient asked if Leno was joking when he presented her the keys to a new Nissan Pathfinder — a gift sponsored by Wells Fargo and Jones Junction auto group. “No, you think I’m a comedian that I’m joking?” Leno exclaimed to Morales-Biggs.”
New York Times: Perspective, Not Parody, at a Subdued Correspondents’ Dinner
“Once a high point of the Washington social calendar, the dinner has lost some of its glamour since Mr. Trump came to town…At a charity brunch on Saturday hosted by the Washington doyenne Tammy Haddad, Jay Leno was the featured guest — and even he seemed unimpressed. “We’ve pretty much reached the bottom of the barrel here,” the former “Tonight Show” host quipped of his appearance.”
POLITICO Playbook: Inside the WHCD weekend
“SPOTTED at the Garden Brunch at the Beall-Washington house Saturday morning, part of the White House Correspondents Dinner weekend, which celebrates the First Amendment, the Washington press corps and the job of D.C. journalists: Kellyanne Conway, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Rudy Giuliani.”
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