On Tuesday, President Trump took to social media to announce that, instead of attending the White House Correspondents Association’s annual dinner in DC April 27, he will be hosting a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Trump has previously indicated his plans to skip the event, which he said was “too negative,” in favor of a rally with supporters, noting, “I like positive things.”
The previous year’s dinner drew controversy due to guest comedian Michelle Wolf’s vulgar, anti-Trump tirade which included personal attacks against White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2019
Trump campaign manager, Brad Parscale, similarly touted the event, announcing plans to “broadcast it live, so millions can watch [President Trump] instead of the boring WHCD.”
“This dinner is almost worse than Hollywood’s endless self-serving award shows,” Parscale added.
This will be an EPIC rally in Green Bay Wisconsin on April 27th! We will broadcast it live so millions can watch @realDonaldTrump instead of the boring WHCD. This dinner is almost worse than Hollywood’s endless self-serving award shows. https://t.co/k6IZEtmrQ7
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) April 16, 2019