Skip to comments.CNN planning to boycott White House Christmas party
Posted on 11/28/2017 4:33:10 PM PST by jazusamo
CNN will boycott this weeks White House Christmas party amid ongoing tensions between President Trump and the network, a CNN spokesperson told Politico on Tuesday.
In light of the Presidents continued attacks on freedom of the press and CNN, we do not feel it is appropriate to celebrate with him as invited guests. We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants, the spokesperson said.
A CNN spokesperson did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment.
The White House Christmas party is held annually, and is typically a casual setting where reporters mingle with administration members.
Trump has been hostile toward the press at times during his presidential campaign and since taking office, dubbing multiple networks and publications fake news. He has been especially vocal about his dislike of CNN.
On Monday, Trump tweeted that all networks, except Fox, should be part of a contest to determine which is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me).
Trump on Saturday ripped CNN while praising Fox News, saying the conservative-leaning network is more important in the United States than CNN. He added that CNN represents the country "poorly" to the rest of the world.
CNN shot back, tweeting that it's Trumps job to represent the U.S. to the world. CNN journalists have in recent days shared accounts of colleagues who have put themselves in danger or been physically harmed while reporting.
Good I do not want these vermin in the peoples’s house.
Well I guess we’d better cancel Christmas then.
Probably their response to not being invited in the first place.
CNN. Can’t stand being in a White House that honors Christians, the Jewish religion, Christ, nor Christmas.
Males, straights, families, nor Norman Rockwell’s American tradiations.
Truth, justice, and the American way!
NO!! Say it ain’t so!
Good. Why spoil a great time?
LMAO! CNN must feel like FOX News for most of the last 8 years. They must be plum out of big girl panties.
This is priceless. The president is so in their heads right now they can’t see they’re all heading off the cliff.
Were they even invited?
My son lives in NY....Don’t appreciate this junk
Translation = we will be there but we are boycotting the party?
?????????? I am confused.
LOL! So CNN admits that they are NOT part of the "freedom of the press".
Note how they *separated* themselves in that sentence.
Every fit of pique from these self important, pearl clutching, bed wetting, hand wringing, panty waist, milquetoast, pablum pukers is sheer entertainment.
Funnier than Groucho Marx and Margaret Dumont.
Funnier than a Three Stooges pie fight.
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