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Press dinner's change from comedy keynote may draw Trump

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump says he may attend next years’ annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner now that organizers have scrapped the usual format featuring a comedian.

But he may not be thrilled with the replacement.

The correspondents’ association announced this week that the featured speaker in 2019 will be Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow, who has written biographies of presidents and statesmen including George Washington and Alexander Hamilton.

Chernow has been critical of Trump in the past, calling the president a “demagogue” in a 2016 video.

The Associated Press