White House Correspondents’ Dinner returns after two-year hiatus

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The 2022 White House Correspondents Association Dinner kicked off Saturday night at the Washington Hilton after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s show will feature commentary by President Biden and a comedic performance by Trevor Noah, the host of “The Daily Show.”

President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure spending at the Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Pittsburgh.

President Joe Biden delivers a speech on infrastructure spending at the Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Pittsburgh.
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Event guests, all required to present proof via a pre-dinner vaccination app, must begin arriving at 5:30 pm, with dinner starting at 7:30 pm. however, he was not required to present proof of vaccination, said a spokesperson for Unite Here Local 25, the union that represents Hilton’s hospitality workers, according to Axios.

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Prizes must be delivered prior to Biden and Noah’s comments, with the event ending just before 11pm local time.

Trevor Noah speaks on stage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

Trevor Noah speaks on stage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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The annual event, which former President Trump declined 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 on Friday about a humorous speech President Biden plans to deliver: “And I’m going to lower expectations and say it’s not funny at all. Just kidding. See?”

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The WHCA comes as the Biden administration faces a number of challenges, including increasing inflation and concerns of a economic recessiona crisis on the southern border, plummeting approval ratings and a difficult road to keep Democratic majorities in Congress.

Thomas Phippen of Fox News contributed to this article.

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