Samantha Bee Is Hosting "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner"
The White House Correspondents' Dinner, which is organized by the journalists who cover the White House, is usually hosted by a famous comedian and its purpose is to roast the president and his administration.
Trump has already excused himself, via Twitter on February 25, from the dinner, which is a long-standing tradition.
MAKER Samantha Bee plans to host the roast on "Full Frontal" in an episode titled "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner."
I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
Bee's episode was planned even before Trump's announcement that he would not be attending.
"We're hosting a party to toast the free press," Bee said. "While we still have one."
Deadline reports the episode will air on the same night as the White House Correspondents' Dinner (April 29) and Bee is going to donate any proceeds to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Get to know MAKERS Samantha Bee in her MAKERS video here.
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