Trump mulling attendance at correspondents' dinner: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem 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 BarrImpeachment tests Barr-Trump relationship Democratic senators seek documents on Trump's alleged call for Barr press conference The Hill's Morning Report — Bloomberg news shakes up 2020 race MORE’s summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' 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.