New Yorker, Vanity Fair Nix WHCD Parties

The New Yorker and Vanity Fair are nixing the parties they usually host for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, The New York Times reported Friday. A spokeswoman for The New Yorker told the Times that it would cancel the kickoff event it hosts each year at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C., while Vanity Fair will no longer co-host an after-party with Bloomberg, the magazine’s editor Graydon Carter said. “We’ve taken a break from the dinner in the past,” Carter said. He plans on spending the weekend fishing in Connecticut, and cited Trump as one of the reasons for his decision. Comedian Samantha Bee is set to host a separate event on the same night as the dinner.