President Biden and first lady Jill Biden will both attend this month’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday, April 30th.
“The @WHCA is pleased to host President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden as we honor the First Amendment at our dinner on April 30,” the association tweeted on Wednesday, announcing the president and first lady’s plans to attend the dinner.
The dinner, which raises money for White House Correspondents’ Association scholarships and honors winners of the association’s annual journalism awards, will be the first to take place during Biden’s presidency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Past presidents have typically attended the annual dinner, though former President Trump repeatedly declined to attend. Barack Obama was the last president to attend the annual event. The WHCA is requiring guests to show proof of a same-day negative COVID-19 test and vaccination in order to attend this year’s event.