White House Staff Skipping Correspondents’ Dinner in ‘Solidarity’ With Trump
BREAK – no White House staff will attend the WHCD in “solidarity” with Trump pic.twitter.com/4ml0IsJrCC
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) March 28, 2017
Donald Trump announced he won’t be attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — and now his staff is following suit.
According to multiple reporters on Twitter, the White House staff will also be skipping the huge event in “solidarity” with the President.
White House staff will *not* attend this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, in ‘solidarity’ with President Trump, WHCA announces…
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) March 28, 2017
In an email from White House Correspondents’ Association president Jeff Mason, it was made clear that the board is upset about the decision, and still wants the administration to know that everyone from the White House is welcome. Mason added that “only the White House can speak to the signal it wants to send with this decision.”
There is still plenty to look forward to, however, including scholarships that will be awarded to student journalists and CNN employees bringing journalism majors in place of celebrity guests.
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