Ditching Press Dinner, Trump Plans Rally Instead

President will head to Harrisburg, Pa., for 'BIG' rally on Saturday
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2017 6:31 AM CDT
In this April 30, 2011, file photo Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive for the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington. Trump says he won't be attending the annual White House Correspondents'...   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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(Newser) – Eschewing tradition in Washington, DC, President Trump on Saturday will become the first commander in chief since Ronald Reagan—who was then recuperating from an assassination attempt—to skip the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and instead will head to Harrisburg, Pa., to hold a rally, reports NBC News. Trump announced his intention to skip the so-called "Nerd Prom" in February, but Saturday tweeted that "Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!" Saturday will mark Trump's 100th day in office. Also skipping the dinner is Samantha Bee, who plans her own roast of Trump, the Not the White House Correspondents Dinner. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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