Biden to attend the White House Correspondents Dinner Trump boycotted

Trump never attended the event as president and it was put on hold during the pandemic

Eric Garcia
Wednesday 20 April 2022 18:39 BST
Remembering when Obama destroyed Trump at the 2011 White House correspondents dinner
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President Joe Biden will attend the annual dinner hosted by the White House Correspondents’ Association that former president Donald Trump boycotted, the Associated Press reported.

The White House Correspondents’ Association typically hosts the dinner but Mr Trump never attended.

When comedian Michelle Wolf was the entertainer for the evening, she angered the administration with jokes about then-press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. In response, in 2019, the dinner featured historian Ron Chernow instead of a conventional comedian.

The White House Correspondents dinner will be held on 30 April and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah will serve as the entertainment for the evening. The 2022 dinner marks a return after the 2020 dinner and 2021 dinner were cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Presidents typically tell a set of jokes along with the entertainment for the evening. In 2011, when Mr Trump, then floating a run for president against Barack Obama, was a guest. That prompted both comedian Seth Meyers and Mr Obama to assail him for claiming that Mr Obama was not born in the United States.

Michelle Wolf destroys Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the White House Correspondents Dinner

Some have even speculated that Mr Trump’s humiliation at the event was one of the spurs that pushed him into running for the White House five years later.

The event will be held at the Washington Hilton and there are frequently guests from both Washington and Hollywood’s elite.

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