C-SPAN hasn’t even scheduled coverage of the April 27 event.
As of Tuesday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who will accompany Trump to Wisconsin, had not said if Trump will send a head table representative, the association’s President Olivier Knox told the Washington Examiner.
Among those skipping the event is Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, a source said. White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said he was “not sure yet” if he will go.
Many journalists are happy about the changes, believing the dinner descended into an embarrassing spectacle that sent the wrong message about journalism: that boozing and schmoozing with leaders was more important than holding them accountable.