“The president will be hosting the Governors Ball that night,” Spicer said. “The first lady has put a lot of time into this event, welcoming our nation’s governors to the capital. I have a feeling that’s where the president and first lady are going to be focused on Sunday night.”
Streep’s remarks at the Globes prompted Trump to tweet that the actress, who has been nominated 20 times for an Oscar, was “overrated.” But Spicer seemed to think (hope?) that his boss wouldn’t have the bandwidth to keep up with all the political speeches expected at this year’s premier movie awards — much less weigh in on them.
The black-tie ball for the nation’s governors and their spouses is an annual tradition, timed to take place during the National Governors Association’s winter meeting in Washington. It marks the first time Melania Trump — who lives in Manhattan and hasn’t spent much time in Washington since her husband was sworn in — will officially entertain at the White House.