If the press skips the White House correspondents' dinner, we would prove President Trump's point
The White House Correspondents' Association dinner is not a mood ring. It doesn't care if President Donald Trump - or any president - likes, dislikes, celebrates, scorns or ignores White House reporters. The annual gala does not indicate, illustrate or represent the relationship between the White House and the reporters who cover it. It is an institution that celebrates one bedrock American value, the First Amendment, and two journalistic goals: to highlight excellent reporting and to award scholarships to the next generation of American journalists.