How To Watch The 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner

The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, the annual gala that's part celebration and part roast of the Washington press corps and the people they cover, is scheduled for Saturday, April 28. It will be hosted by comedian Michelle Wolf, a Daily Show alum, but for the second year in a row the event is perhaps more defined by who will be absent then by who is attending.

President Donald Trump will once again skip the event, as he did last year, when he was the first president to miss the dinner since Ronald Reagan (who could not attend because he had been shot). But unlike last year, when administration members also declined to attend, Trump will "actively encourage members of the executive branch to attend," according to a statement by White House Correspondents' Association president Margaret Talev.

The dinner is set to kick off on Saturday at 9:30 EDT. YouTube already has a livestream ready to go for those wishing to watch from home. C-SPAN will also livestream the event on its website.

Instead of attending the dinner, Trump will hold a rally in Washington, Michigan, according to the Trump campaign.

"While the fake news media will be celebrating themselves with the denizens of Washington society in the swamp that evening, President Trump will be in a completely different Washington, celebrating our national economic revival with patriotic Americans," said campaign chief operating officer Michael Glassner in a statement.