White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked on Wednesday whether or not the President would be watching the Oscars on Sunday night.
“I’ve got to be honest with you, I think the president will be hosting the Governors Ball that night, Mrs. Trump looks forward to putting on a phenomenal event and the first lady’s put a lot of time into this event that’s going to occur and welcoming our nation’s governors to the capital,” he said. “I have a feeling that’s where the president and the first lady are going to be focused on Sunday night.”
The Governors Ball is held at the White House during the annual National Governor’s Association winter meeting and by all accounts, the First Lady is very much looking forward to the event.
“I am proud to invite all the governors to the White House for this important annual event,” Melania said in a White House statement. “Tonight, we come together as one nation, leaving political labels and partisan interests behind.”
This year’s Oscars are likely to follow the trend with Hollywood awards shows where entertainment figures use their acceptance speeches to lash out against the President.
Asked why many actors and actresses have chosen to make political statements, Spicer answered: “I have no idea, it’s a free country.”
“I think Hollywood is known for being rather far to the left in its opinions.”
As the award shows increasingly become an echo chamber for the progressive extremist left, working families are increasingly turned off by the hateful and divisive rhetoric spewed by Hollywood elite.
While some in the media view it as the first family snubbing Hollywood, the ball often happens at the same time as the Oscars former Laura Bush chief of staff Anita McBride said in an interview.
“In recent years, this dinner is always at the same time as the Oscars,’ McBride told DailyMail.com. ‘It’s always this last Sunday, or this last week in February, where the National Governors Association meeting takes place.”
The opening remarks of the Governors Ball will be aired live on CDN and you can watch it HERE.
Update: 02-26-17 5:35pm: The Governors’ Ball will be live streamed you can watch it HERE.
Update: 02-2017 8pm: The White House only filmed the opening remarks and made the original video private. We update the available video with the new one. The post was updated to reflect the new information