US President Donald Trump has said, he will not attend the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner, in a break from tradition. He said in a tweet yesterday. This year’s dinner has been scheduled for 29th April. It was held for the first time in Washington DC in 1920.
Trump’s tweet on Saturday came amidst increasing tension between the president and the press. The White House excluded a number of media organizations from a White House briefing on Friday, prompting anger among the media. Trump described the mainstream media as “the enemy of the people” and the “opposition party” on Friday.
>Mr Trump has accused the mainstream American media as real enemy of the country. Several major news outlets including The New York Times, CNN and BBC were barred yesterday from attending an off-camera White House briefing, an unprecedented move that escalated tensions in the already fraught relationship between the Trump administration and the media.
US Democrats have elected former Labour Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman. Mr Perez, who served in the Obama administration, won the second round of voting at the Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta after a tightly-fought contest. He is the first Latino in the post. Mr. Perez told his party they faced a crisis of confidence after the election of Donald Trump as US President.