Donald Trump is returning to the trail for an evening rally in Pennsylvania this Saturday. It will be his fourth rally since he was sworn in in January.
“Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania,” the president announced on Twitter Saturday. “Look forward to it!”
Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017
Though the event is not listed on his campaign website yet, it will take place on the same night of the White House correspondents’ dinner.
Trump announced he would skip the dinner in February because there is “no reason for him to go in and sit and pretend like this is going to be just another Saturday night,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
“I think it’s … kind of naive of us to think that we can all walk into a room for a couple of hours and pretend that some of that tension isn’t there,” Sanders said during a television interview in February.
“You know, one of the things we say in the South [is] ‘If a Girl Scout egged your house, would you buy cookies from her?’ I think that this is a pretty similar scenario. There’s no reason for him to go in and sit and pretend like this is going to be just another Saturday night.”
I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
Sanders said Trump would be better off “spending the night focused on what he can do to help better America.” (RELATED: Trump Will Hold His First Rally As President This Weekend)