As we grapple with major changes to our society due to COVID-19 (like no sports, no eating out and other stuff), it looks like the virus has claimed yet another major event. The White House Correspondents’ Association announced on Sunday that it will not proceed as scheduled with its White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which was set for April 25th.
The White House Correspondents’ Association regrets to announce that it is unable to go ahead with its 2020 dinner on April 25. We will get back to you soon with our alternative date. Thanks for your support.
— WHCA (@whca) March 22, 2020
Just last month, the association announced that SNL cast member Kenan Thompson would be the host at this year’s dinner.
WHCA looks to liven things up at this year's Correspondents' Dinner https://t.co/g9QyRjYzD0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 18, 2020
While many journalists will probably be disappointed not to get to interact with their colleagues, the event has lost steam in recent years due to the fact that the president has not been in attendance for the previous two dinners.
President Trump's plan for the night of the WHCD is also a YUGE troll of Hillary Clinton https://t.co/xqggY8jN97
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 16, 2019
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 29, 2018
We’ll see if they try to reschedule it for later in the year.
For the first time in a long time, the White House Correspondent's Association dinner has been postponed https://t.co/6MlpqkuU1l
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) March 22, 2020
— Niles Edward Francis (@NilesGApol) March 22, 2020
this is the one thing I hope never comes back in our new world https://t.co/ryrxGLBHP8
— Meredith Shiner (@meredithshiner) March 22, 2020