White House Correspondents' Dinner with comedian Michelle Wolf

"Look forward to being in the Great State of MI tonight", Trump said in a tweet hours before the event in Washington Township. That year, some accompanied Trump to a rally in Pennsylvania where he celebrated his 100th day in office. He's now skipped the media event for the second year in a row. "But I'd rather be in Washington, Michigan, than in Washington, D.C., right now".

"These people, they hate your guts", he continued.

"Well, I know things about Tester that I could say, too", Trump told the crowd, "and if I said them, he'd never be elected again".

The world leader's inability to accept countervailing points of view has resulted in the most active swinging employment door of any presidential administration, as an unprecedented 37 White House officials resigned or have been fired in just the first year of his term.

The rally will be Trump's 11th in MI since the beginning of the 2016 presidential race, according to his campaign, and the fifth in the Detroit area. Jon Tester of Montana over his role in the failed nomination of White House doctor Ronny Jackson to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, calling for Tester to resign or at least not be re-elected this fall. Representing him at the dinner, which raises money for scholarships, will be White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. "It's your fault. So you gotta get to the poll".

In 2011, Trump was the subject of mockery by then-President Barack Obama, who poked fun at the businessman's claim that he was actually Kenyan, and his demands that Obama release his birth certificate.

President Donald Trump will once again skip the event, as he did previous year, when he was the first president to miss the dinner since Ronald Reagan (who could not attend because he had been shot).

Both Pennsylvania and MI are key states that had backed Democrats for decades prior to Trump's upset victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016.