As reported by USAToday
While members of the media are celebrating the First Amendment at a swanky dinner, President Donald Trump will be campaigning in Wisconsin.
Trump’s re-election campaign announced Tuesday the president will attend a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 27, the same night as the White House Correspondents Association’s annual dinner in Washington.
Trump also took to Twitter to spread word of the rally, predicting: “Big crowd expected!”
Trump, who has feuded with the media, said earlier this month that he would once again skip the correspondents’ dinner, which he said is “too negative.”
“I like positive things,” he said.
Trump has stayed away from the black-tie dinner every year during his presidency, although he did attend before he was elected.
Last year’s dinner sparked controversy when comedian Michelle Wolf gave a barbed monologue that included attacks on White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
There will be no comedian this year; instead, the Correspondents Association invited presidential historian Ron Chernow to speak.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2019
This will be an EPIC rally in Green Bay Wisconsin on April 27th! We will broadcast it live so millions can watch @realDonaldTrump instead of the boring WHCD. This dinner is almost worse than Hollywood’s endless self-serving award shows. https://t.co/k6IZEtmrQ7
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) April 16, 2019