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Trump, U.S. media in open war on annual dinner date

Apr 28, 2019 - 12:23 PM

President Donald Trump chooses to spend his day 1,100 kilometers away in Green Bay, Wisconsin, for a rally with his baseball cap-wearing supporters

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 14, 2019, US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House in Washington, DC. Trump had a message on January 22, 2019, for Democrats counting on him to relent in the Washington arm wrestle blocking funds to swaths of the government for a record 32 days: "No Cave!" Trump's defiant tweet again blamed congressional Democrats for the chaos, insisting he will not lift his shutdown on federal government funding unless they approve his $5.7 billion plan for more walls along the US-Mexican border. Jim WATSON / AFP

Trump confirms he will skip 'boring' correspondents' dinner

Apr 05, 2019 - 11:59 PM

Asked if he'd go to this year's gathering, on April 27, Donald Trump tells reporters that 'the dinner is so boring and so negative that we're going to hold a very positive rally'

DONALD TRUMP. In this file photo taken on February 5, 2019 US President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump to skip correspondents' dinner, a first in 36 years

Feb 26, 2017 - 2:47 PM

3rd UPDATE By boycotting the event Trump breaks a tradition that began in 1921 in which journalists invite the US president for a light hearted roast

An empty podium is seen as an off camera briefing is held with a small group of reporters and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer instead of the normal on camera briefing in the White House February 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

White House restrictions on media trigger outcry

Feb 25, 2017 - 12:07 PM

UPDATED By restricting the access of certain media Donald Trump s White House takes things one step further triggering an outcry

BARRED. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on February 23, 2017 in the Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

'Obama out': President gets in final laughs with US media

May 01, 2016 - 1:43 PM

President Barack cracked jokes and poke fun at rivals during his last appearance as US leader at the White House Correspondents Association dinner

Obama jokes about self, opponents at reporters' dinner

Apr 28, 2013 - 12:23 PM

US President Barack Obama poked fun at himself his political opponents and the news media at the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday

DINNER WITH THE MEDIA. US President Barack Obama speaks during the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner, April 27, 2013. AFP Photo/Brenden Smialowski