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In Face Of Donald Trump, And Samantha Bee, White House Correspondents Association Vows Dinner Set

Deadline logo Deadline 2/2/2017 Lisa de Moraes
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Three days after TBS Full Frontal star Samantha Bee announced her Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner the same night the White House Correspondents Association is scheduled to host its annual presidential roast/Hollywood petting zoo in Washington, the correspondents group promised its show will go on:

That said, Bee robbed the correspondents association of its most obvious Plan B for its annual scholarship fundraiser, should Trump decline to attend that gala. Though WHCD issued its business-as-usual statement about the event, privately there had been talks of how to handle the dinner should Trump not attend – and if he does. It’s not certain Trump will attend this year’s Actual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, given his oft-stated position that Reporters Who Cover the White House are “dishonest,” “scum,” and, more recently, “The Opposition Party.”

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