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President Trump Declines Attending Correspondents' Dinner

  • Amid increasing hostile relation between White House and media houses, President Donald Trump declines to attend White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (raises funds for journalism scholarships and gives awards), to be held on April 29 2017. Trump will be the first US President in 36 years to miss Correspondents' Dinner, also called "Nerd Prom". The last President to deny joining this black-tie dinner was Ronald Reagan, back in 1981. Richard Nixon also skipped the event in 1972. Reports say multiple news organizations have already withdrawn from Correspondents’ Dinner in protest of President Trump’s ill treatment of media.