U.S. President Donald Trump, who has feuded with several media personalities and organizations, will not attend the White House Correspondents' Association annual black-tie dinner for the second straight year, the president of the group said on Friday.
Last year, Trump was the first U.S. president to skip the event in 36 years. Most officials in his administration also snubbed the dinner.
“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,” Margaret Talev, the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, said.
The First Amendment is the section of the U.S. Constitution that mentions freedom of the press.