CNN Thought They Could Skip White House Christmas Party, Look What Trump Said Next

CNN is boycotting Trump White House Christmas party
President Trump often refers to CNN as “fake news.” | Photo credit: PanAm Post

CNN is taking on a new role this holiday season as the media Grinch. Affectionately known to conservatives as the “Clinton News Network,” the left-leaning media giant announced they are skipping the annual White House Christmas party. Their reason? President Trump.

The party, scheduled for December 1, is typically an opportunity for the press and White House staff to put politics aside and celebrate the season. 

While CNN, frequently labeled as “fake news” by the president, was invited, they are boycotting in protest. The network issued a statement explaining their temper tantrum.

“CNN will not be attending this year’s White House Christmas party. 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.”

Ironically, “freedom of the press” has taken on new meaning since Trump became president. Where CNN is concerned, they feel free to stage fake Muslim protests, blackmail meme creators, and to push Russia stories they admit aren’t true.

You just know they are in the newsroom singing, “You’re a mean one, Mr. Trump.”

White House Responds

Trump Press Secretary
Trump’s Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was happy to hear CNN was skipping the Christmas party. | Photo credit Real Clear Politics

On several occasions, President Trump has taken to social media to voice his displeasure with their biased reporting. “While in the Philippines I was forced to watch @CNN, which I have not done in months, and again realized how bad, and FAKE, it is,” he said. “Loser!”

Just this week, the president took another shot at the network. He suggesting there should be “fake news trophy” for the worst news outlet. “We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage…” Trump tweeted.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued an epic response to CNN’s announcement. Sharing the Politico story on Twitter, Sanders was grateful for their gift. “Christmas comes early!” she tweeted. “Finally, good news from @CNN.”

  • Faith

    CNN is not worthy of Christmas at the White House. I used to watch CNN everyday until the 2016 election. One day I was watching their morning show and I told my husband about the negativity of Donald Trump. He said you need to watch Fox and since then well you know the rest of the story. Sorry CNN, Fox does have fair and balance news. You have shown your political bias to the point where maybe you have turned the American People to vote for our current president of the United States. You have proven as corrupt as Hillary Clinton, your famous star.

    • Faith

      Forgot to mention, I have voted Democrat since I was old enough to vote. Look what our country has become from the last 8 years of Obama’s administration. One question to all Democrats out there:
      Why would you NOT want tax cuts??

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  • Elinda Anderson

    Love Sarah’s response. No one wants Grinch News at the party. It’s muchmore genuinely fun without them!

  • Teresa Barrett

    It cracks me up that CNN thinks their absence from a Christmas celebration is big news. Love Sarah’s response. I guess if CNN isn’t there, the party will be an epic fail-quite the contrary! Everyone will have a great time while CNN sits at home pouting!🤣🎄Merry Christmas to all!

  • Robert Mull

    If they would do their jobs honestly there would be no problem.. What a bunch of babies cnn is…..

  • Burton L Zimmerman

    Is a good narrative that is becoming to them after reading their BS for over a year and they have not got any smarter!!!!!

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