In a nearly unprecedented move, Donald Trump recently announced that he won’t be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner; now, high-profile Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin could be filling his spot. The feud between Trump and the media has been ongoing since before Inauguration Day, and after weeks of labeling news outlets “fake news,” Donald Trump took to Twitter to announce that he wouldn’t be attending this year’s soiree.
I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
The last time a sitting president skipped the event was decades ago. That president was Ronald Reagan, and he skipped the dinner, where politicians and media powerhouses rub shoulders, only because he was recovering from an assassination attempt.