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Twitter Calls Trump A 'Coward' For Ditching Correspondents' Dinner

Twitter Calls Trump A 'Coward' For Ditching Correspondents' Dinner

For the second year in a row, USA president Donald Trump, who has regularly clashed with media organisations and personalities, will not be attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association black-tie dinner, which celebrates the First amendment of the United State constitution.

"I sort of feel that the press is so bad", Trump said. "They're like novelists. I call them novelists". "They make up the sources".

He said at the time that he would "absolutely" attend this year.

The White House provided a statement to CNN confirming the news, but said other members of the administration would be present, including Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Considering Trump's current relationship with the free press, that likely won't come as much of a surprise.

"It's unlikely I will do the White House Correspondents dinner this year", Trump said during a taped appearance on WABC's "Bernie and Sid in the Morning".

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Trump was the first US President not to attend the event since Ronald Reagan skipped it in 1981 when he was recovering from an assassination attempt - but still managed to phone in to the event from his hospital bed.

Trump skipped last year's dinner as well, becoming the first sitting president to do so in over 35 years.

Trump did attend the annual Gridiron Club Dinner earlier this year, delivering a speech at the annual white-tie affair featuring journalists and officials.

Both Obama and that year's host, Seth Meyers, tore into Trump with a series of scathing jokes from the dais. Sanders faces the media in most of the daily briefings at the White House. During his first 60 days in office, media reports on Trump were three times more negative than Barack Obama and twice as negative as coverage of presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, according to the Pew Research Center.

Among his quips: "I was very excited to receive this invitation and ruin your evening in person".

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