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The dinner for the White House Correspondents Association in 2022 started Saturday night at the Washington Hilton after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s performance will feature remarks from President Biden and a comedic performance by Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show.”
Guests to the event, all of whom must submit proof via an app that they have been vaccinated before dinner, are scheduled to start arriving at 6 p.m. 17.30, where dinner begins at. 19.30. Servers for the event, however, did not have to submit proof of vaccination, said a spokesman for Unite Here Local 25, the union representing Hilton hospitality workers, according to Axios.
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Prizes are intended to be awarded before comments from Biden and Noah, with the event ending just before noon. 23.00 local time.
The annual event that former President Trump refused to attend during his tenure as commander-in-chief was created in 1921 by journalists covering the White House.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki joked Friday with a humorous speech that President Biden plans to give: “And I want to lower expectations and say it’s not funny at all. Just funny. See it?”
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WHCA comes as the Biden administration faces a number of challenges, including rising inflation and concerns for one economic recessiona crisis at the southern border, declining approval rates and a difficult path to maintain democratic majorities in Congress.
Fox News’ Thomas Phippen contributed to this article.