Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE says he will not be attending this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner despite receiving a flurry of invitations from the media.
Trump attended the annual dinner in 2011, only to have President Obama poke fun at him repeatedly in his comedy routine. The resulting press coverage did not sit well with the GOP front-runner.
"I was asked by every single group of media available to mankind [to attend this year]. But I've decided not to go. Do you know why? I would have a good time and the press would say I look like I wasn't having a good time."
Trump also attended last year’s dinner, nicknamed Nerd Prom, before he announced he was running for president.
The businessman claims he enjoyed the 2011 dinner despite Obama’s zingers.
"I had a great time. I was very honored by all of the attention. The president told joke after joke and it was good. They were all very nice and delivered nicely and I had a great time and told the press. For four years, I've read what a miserable time I had."
He added, "The press is dishonest. If the press would be honest, I'd go because I'd have a good time. ... But no matter how good a time I had, the press would say, 'Donald Trump was miserable.' What would I need that for?"
This year’s dinner will be held on April 30, just days before an important GOP presidential primary in Indiana.