When Obama was president, members of the media would line up to attend the White House on holidays. They all loved Obama and wanted to be friends with him. How things have changed. Under Trump, the media – and especially CNN – has become openly hostile to the White House.
Now CNN has decided to boycott the media Christmas party at the White House.
CNN to boycott White House Christmas party
Adding fuel to its growing feud with President Donald Trump, CNN told POLITICO it will be boycotting the White House Christmas party for the media this year.
“CNN will not be attending this year’s White House Christmas party,” a CNN spokesperson said. “In light of the President’s continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him as his invited guests. We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants.”
The annual event, scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m., is typically seen as a time when reporters and their bosses can mingle freely with administration members, but Trump’s posture toward the press has been uniquely aggressive.
Since Trump began his run for office, CNN has been one of his favorite targets. He has often criticized the network as “fake news” and alleged that the network makes up stories.
This was Sarah Sanders’ response to this news:
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 29, 2017
Good for her!