GREEN BAY, Wis. — President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Wisconsin on the night of the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington.
Trump’s re-election campaign announced Tuesday that the rally will be held April 27 at Green Bay’s Resch Center. Trump eked out a narrow victory in the state in 2016.
The president has bucked tradition and skipped the annual black-tie affair every year since taking office. He recently said he’s skipping this year’s dinner for the third year in a row because it’s “so boring” and “so negative.” He said he would hold “a very positive rally instead.”
Presidents and first ladies have traditionally attended the dinner. It’s a fundraiser for college scholarships and an occasion where politicians, journalists and celebrities mingle. Journalism prizes are also awarded.
According to his campaign website, doors open for the Green Bay rally starting at 4 p.m. and the rally begins at 7 p.m.
The President visited Wisconsin last year to campaign for Republican candidates during the Midterm election season.