Comedy Central’s Hasan Minhaj is the entertainer at this year’s annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but he won’t see the president. President Donald Trump tweeted in Feb. he won’t participate this year, something every other president has done for decades.
Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
“I am thrilled that Hasan will serve as our featured entertainer at this year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner,” WHCA president and Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason said in a statement released on Twitter.
“Hasan’s smarts, big heart and passion for press freedom make him the perfect fit for our event, which will be focused on the First Amendment and the importance of a robust and independent media.”
White House Correspondents’ Association Announces Entertainer for 2017 Dinner