President Donald Trump explained why he will be skipping the White House Correspondents Dinner this year in his latest fundraising email.
Trump said that he is holding a rally for his supporters in Michigan on Saturday night rather than attending the dinner with “fake news liberals who hate me.”
“My staff asked, ‘Mr. President, the White House Correspondents Dinner is coming up. Will you go?'” Trump wrote in the email sent out Tuesday. “I said, ‘Why would I want to be stuck in a room with a bunch of fake news liberals who hate me?'”
“I came up with something much better. I’m going to hold a rally in Michigan to spend the evening with my favorite deplorables who love our movement and love America!” Trump concluded.
Trump fundraising email on why he’s skipping the WHCA dinner pic.twitter.com/CaSGVvaENF
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Trump also skipped the WHCD in 2017, holding a rally in Pennsylvania instead.