Donald Trump shared via Twitter (where else?) that he will hold a rally in Pennsylvania next Saturday, April 29.
That just happens to be the same night as the White House Correspondents Dinner that Trump has previously announced he will not be attending.
Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017
From The Hollywood Reporter:
"I am not a hypocrite. And I haven't been treated properly, and that's OK, that's fine," Trump previously said of his historic decision. White House staff announced last month they will also be skipping the dinner "out of solidarity."
But the president isn't the only one who will be offering counter programming on April 29. TBS' Samantha Bee, whose Full Frontal has been skewering Trump since the 2016 election, will also be holding her own event, "Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner," at the Willard Hotel in the Washington. The event will raise funds to support the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Trump will be the first president to miss the annual dinner, which raises money for journalism scholarships, since President Ronald Reagan.
Of course, Reagan had an excellent reason for skipping the event in that he was recuperating from having been shot by a mad man.