'Daily Show's' Hasan Minhaj to Star at White House Correspondents Dinner - NBC4 Washington

'Daily Show's' Hasan Minhaj to Star at White House Correspondents Dinner

WHCA President Jeff Mason made the announcement on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Tuesday

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    In this Oct. 12, 2015, file photo, Hasan Minhaj poses for a portrait in New York. The White House Correspondents Association announced April 11, 2017, that Minhaj would headline the organization's annual dinner this year.

    With President Donald Trump staying away, "The Daily Show's" Hasan Minhaj is set to headline this year's White House Correspondents Association dinner.

    In a press release, the comedian made a tongue-in-cheek reference to the president's Twitter style, saying: "It is a tremendous honor to be a part of such a historic event even though the president has chosen not to attend this year. SAD!"

    WHCA President Jeff Mason made the announcement on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Tuesday, saying the April 29 dinner will be "different" without Trump. In a statement, Mason says the event "will be focused on the First Amendment and the importance of a robust and independent media."

    Trump was famously the butt of jokes from President Barack Obama at the 2011 dinner. Trump announced in February that he wouldn't attend this year.

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    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018)