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WHCD 2018

Tonight is the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Trump is skipping it again.

Last year, President Trump became the first president to skip the White House Correspondents' Dinner (WCHD) since Ronald Reagan (who was recovering from being shot in an assassination attempt), and this year, he's boycotting the dinner again. Also like last year, Trump will headline a rally with supporters instead of sticking around Washington.

Trump's decision to skip is part of his broader critique of the media, which he has dubbed the "enemy of the American people." Earlier this month, he explained his choice not to attend the dinner by labeling journalists "so bad and so fake."

The WHCD host this year is Daily Show correspondent and comedian Michelle Wolf. To watch the show, tune in at 9:30 p.m. Eastern to CNN, C-SPAN, The Washington Post, or watch the livestream via YouTube below.

And in the meantime, read The Week's Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry and Paul Brandus, respectively, on why the WHCD is either extraordinary or terrible. Bonnie Kristian