On Saturday, Donald Trump announced he would not be attending the White House’s annual Correspondents’ Association dinner.
“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year,” he tweeted.
“Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!”
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
Reporters from the biggest news organisations attend the annual dinner, which is also frequented by celebrities and features performances from comedians.
The President usually attends every year...except if you are Donald Trump and you want to RSVP 'no' to your own party a full two months before the event (this year's dinner is currently scheduled for April 29).
While President Trump didn't offer any further explanation as to why he would not be able to attend, one of his aide's has said it's because he wasn't elected to "pretend" to like reporters.
"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," Sarah Huckabee Sanders told ABC’s This Week.