Trump cancels decades-old tradition of hosting Christmas party for the press
The tensions between many mainstream news outlets and President Donald Trump reached new heights in 2018, but as the year draws to a close the traditional annual Christmas party for the press at the White House has been canceled.
Trump decided to cancel the decades-old tradition of hosting a White House Christmas press party, mainly due to the tension CNN after reporter Jim Acosta refused to give up his microphone during a recent press conference.
The event became so pilar amongst the media reporters that there where two back-to-back events, one for broadcast outlets and one for print organizations.
There were the photo opportunities with the President and the d first lady, with many attendees getting the opportunity to chat with them in front of a Christmas tree.
Despite the cancellation of the party, the White White House not yet made an official announcement.
Trump’s decision should not come as a surprise at all, as the biased ‘fake news’ coverage of the president and his administration is now painstakingly obvious, along with CNN’s lawsuit, the atmosphere would be anything but festive at such an event.
Trump also canceled the White House Correspondents Dinner, another traditional event attended by every President since Richard Nixon.
The President has not gone full Grinch mode though, the White House is in the process of a full array of other parties this holiday season, mainly giving honest and unbiased media outlets preferential treatment.
To revisit Trump’s recent Tweets:
The “Fake News Media” is “the true Enemy of the People.”
“There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly.”
It is not surprising Christmas is canceled for the fake news media.