President Donald Trump is not attending the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner.
"Nerd Prom," as it is affectionately called, is like the Oscars for the beltway crowd and gives a rare opportunity for the President and the WH press corps to let their hair down and crack some jokes. (Also, it's a charitable event.) However, The Donald is not on board with the tradition.
The White House Correspondents' Association tweeted out a statement today explaining that the annual dinner is a hard pass for the Pres for the second year in a row. But don't worry, there will be someone there representing the Oval ... Sarah Sanders will stand in for Trump.
Comedian Michelle Wolf is hosting the event from the Washington Hilton, which is where it usually held. Sadly, what is usually a hysterical glitzy affair is expected to be a bit less so this year since the president is the guest of honor, after all.
Last year's Trump-less dinner didn't boast the typical A-listers or the usual parties.
Maybe they should try it at a Trump hotel next year?