Moments after announcing he wouldn’t attend the 2017 White House Correspondent’s Dinner, President Donald Trump made his first public statement on the election of former Labor Secretary Tom Perez to be the new head of the Democratic National Committee.
Perez was elected on Saturday afternoon. He soon named Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MI) to be the committee’s deputy chair.
“Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!” Trump wrote.