Trump to attend Gridiron Dinner after skipping it last year

February 19, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to attend the annual Gridiron Dinner, a white-tie society affair he stayed away from last year.

Gridiron President David Lightman announced Monday that Trump would attend the 133rd Gridiron Club Dinner on March 3. The president has a standing invitation to the dinner, which features skits, songs and speeches.

During his first year in office, Trump avoided a number of high-wattage staples of the D.C. social scene where an appearance by the president is routine. The events include the Alfalfa Club dinner, the Gridiron Club dinner and, perhaps most famously, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Trump would attend the Gridiron Dinner, but said no decision had been made about the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

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