White House Staff Skipping Correspondents' Dinner

They are 'standing in solidarity' with Trump
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2017 6:56 AM CDT
White House Staff Skipping Correspondents' Dinner
Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus at the White House on March 17, 2017.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

It's unlikely they're going to Samantha Bee's roast of President Trump instead, but a month after the president announced he would steer clear of the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, White House staff members are following suit. "The staff is standing in solidarity with the president, who has been treated unfairly," Press Secretary Sean Spicer says in a statement. The White House Correspondents Association says it is disappointed, but the event will continue on April 29 in order to honor journalists and students, per Politico. Several news outlets have also dropped out of the event this year. The entertainment has not been announced. (More White House Correspondents' Association dinner stories.)

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