Trump mulling attendance at correspondents' dinner: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE is considering attending the White House correspondents' dinner for the first time in his presidency, according to Axios.

Trump skipped the event in 2017 and 2018, but the “exuberant” president may attend the April 27 dinner as part of a victory lap following the release of Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham Barr10 questions for Robert Mueller Democratic lawmaker calls asylum, refugee programs 'crown jewel' of immigration system Trump says he won't watch Mueller testimony MORE’s summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE’s report, according to the publication.

It is unclear “how serious” Trump is about attending the event, according to Axios.

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The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) has made a notable shift this year, inviting historian Ron Chernow to be the host instead of what has traditionally been an entertainer.

The move came after comedian Michelle Wolf’s 2018 speech prompted anger from the right, including Trump, who called the event “an embarrassment to everyone associated with it.”

After the November announcement of Chernow as the 2019 headliner, Trump called the selection a "good first step” and suggested in a tweet that he might attend the event.

Wolf has called the WHCA “cowards” for not selecting a comedian, adding that “the media is complicit.” The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

Trump’s consecutive boycotts of the event made him the first sitting president not to attend the WHCA dinner since Ronald Reagan, who sat out the 1981 event while recuperating from an assassination attempt, according to NPR.