President Trump skips the dinner of White House Correspondent Association tonight for the third time in a row.
What is the WTO?
The dinner dinner attracts presidents, dignitaries, journalists and entertainers. The annual fundraiser and award recognizes the role of the free press and allows journalists to interact with the sources and with each other. News agencies pay for tables and invite government officials, lawmakers, other government officials and occasionally a Hollywood star.
What happened to the comedians?
The annual Washington gala traditionally has comedians who frequent the forum for frying guests, especially those who are in office. Presidents can also make lighthearted or comic speeches, as former President Barack Obama did in 201
Last year, while Trump was not present, comedian Michelle Wolf praised the government's biting jokes in a performance that drew some criticism.
Months after Wolf's appearance, the WHCA announced that the tradition of a comedian would be abandoned. This year, instead of a comedian, author Ron Chernow will be screened.