President Biden will reportedly skip the “eating portion” of this year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner because of the health risks posed by COVID-19.
“He’s made the decision he wants to attend, in a safe way, the White House correspondents’ dinner to showcase his support for the free press, for the work of all of you, for the work of your colleagues around the world to not only share accurate information about COVID but also report on the war in Ukraine and all of the work that happens every single day,” explained White House Press Secretary.
“That does stand in stark contrast to his predecessor, who not only questioned the legitimacy of the press on a nearly daily basis, but also never attended the dinner, I don’t believe,” Psaki continued. “So, he felt that was important and made a risk assessment to do that in consultation with his doctors and health care team.”
The occasion was canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the global pandemic.
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