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The Time Trump Practically Begged for a White House Correspondents’ Dinner Invite

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Trump hasn’t been president for a while, but a lot of the inside stories from that time are too juicy not to tell, especially the ones from the perspectives of the reporters who covered him.

Reporter Jon Karl, ABC’s News chief Washington correspondent and author of the new book Betrayal, has quite a few tales from both Mar-a-Lago and the White House, but one stands out to The New Abnormal host Molly Jong-Fast: the time Trump practically begged for an invite to the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Traditionally, presidents have been invited to the event by a member of the press, except for Trump. So when Karl was invited to chat about the night with 45 one day, he knew what was coming.

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