President Trump jumps for tonight's White House Correspondents' Association dinner for the third consecutive year. The annual fundraiser and award ceremony recognize the role of the free press and allow journalists to creep with sources and each other. News stores pay for tables and invite administrative helpers, lawmakers, other officials, and the occasional Hollywood celebrity.
What happened to comedians?
The annual Washington gala has traditionally presented comedians who often use the forum to roast guests, especially those who have offices. The presidents can also make bright or comical speeches, as former President Barack Obama did in 2015 with a "wrath translator" bit.
Last year, comedian Michelle Wolf last year, with bitter jokes in the administration, succeeded in a performance driving some criticism.
Months after Wolf's performance, WHCA announced that it did away with the tradition of hosting a comedian. This year, instead of a comedian, the event will include the author Ron Chernow.