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Trump Is Skipping the White House Correspondents' Dinner Again

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The dinner celebrates the First Amendment.

Donald Trump will not attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner for a second year in a row, according to a tweet from the White House Correspondents Association.

"The White House has informed us that the president does not plan to participate in this year's dinner but that he will actively encourage members of the executive branch to attend and join us as we celebrate the First Amendment," WHCA President Margaret Talev said. "In keeping with tradition, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also will represent the administration at the head table. The April 28 dinner celebrates award-winning reporting, scholarship winners, and the vital role of the First Amendment and the free press in American democracy."

Take a look at the tweet below:

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The dinner won't be empty of celebrity, however. Kathy Griffin will attend as a guest of the LGBTQ publication The Washington Blade, in the wake of her severed head controversy.

This year's dinner will be hosted by Michelle Wolf, a writer for The Daily Show with an upcoming HBO standup special and weekly series on Netflix.

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