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CNN snubs White House press party


CNN disinvites itself from annual White House holiday party for the press

The annual White House holiday party for the news media is usually a placid affair, with cookies, punch and a photo opportunity. The president and first lady pose for souvenir photos amid festive decorations with journalists who normally would be hurling tough questions at the commander in chief.

CNN, which the president criticized repeatedly and sharply on Monday, said Tuesday it won’t attend. “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,” a spokesman said. Instead, the network will cover the event as a news story and report on it “if news warrants.”

In response to CNN’s decision, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered a taunting tweet: “Christmas comes early! Finally, good news from @CNN.”

Tensions between the president and the people who cover him are at a low point, or at least are at the same low point they’ve always been at since Trump began calling the news media “fake” and the “enemy of the American people.” That dynamic seems to have made the event like a dinner among distant relatives who try to keep up a brave face despite despising each other.

Trump ducked out of his last official social engagement with the news media, the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in April. He kissed off the dinner in a tweet in February, without explaining why he wanted no part of it: “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year,” he wrote. “Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!”

The first couple will attend the holiday press party, Melania Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed on Tuesday.

It’s not clear whether any news organizations will follow CNN’s lead and boycott the party.

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I wouldn't go either. Who would want to party with Trump?

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quote:

Noserose wrote:

I wouldn't go either. Who would want to party with Trump?



Nobody with any sense would go near the bastard, especially women.
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Speaking of Christmas Parties

The White House Just Spitefully Snubbed A Respected Black Journalist

For the first time in 20 years, the White House did not invite esteemed black journalist, April Ryan, to their Christmas party. I don’t think I was overlooked,” she said. “I think they don’t like me. For whatever reason, they have disdain for me.”

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Melania Trump Just Gave America’s LGBT Community A HUGE Slap In The Face

The White House Christmas party, usually a time for communal happiness and celebration, is quickly devolving into an ugly, partisan, bigoted affair under the reign of Donald Trump.

CNN has already voiced its intention to boycott the event due to the president’s repeated attacks on the free press and his White House’s unparalleled penchant for mendacity.

Now, Pink News reports that Trump’s administration has decided not to invite LGBTQ and black reporters to the Christmas party. Pink adds that it’s the first time LGBTQ reporters have been excluded from the festivities since the George W. Bush administration and the first time in two decades that black reporters have been.

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But it's not just the Christmas Party

Trump Just Insulted Jews At The White House Hanukkah Party

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Trump has decided to take aim Hannukah and turn it into a tawdry political stunt. Newsweek reports that Trump has decided not to invite any Jewish Congressional Democrats to the White House’s Hannukah party.

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Of the thirty Jewish members of Congress, a mere 2 of them are Republican. Trump would rather keep out almost every single Jewish Representative then be forced to invite Democrats. It’s one of the clearest sign yet that his overblown ego makes it impossible for him to separate the personal from the political. The New York Times reports that only 300 guests total were invited this year. In years past, there were two Hannukah parties, with a combined invite list of 1,700.

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Members of progressive Jewish groups were also excluded, including those who criticized the president’s recent controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or those who supported President Obama’s Iran deal.

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Who would go to any party when the host has trashed you for years?
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And now this ...

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... CNN mistakenly reported that President Trump and his son were offered access to hacked Wikileaks documents before they were released to the public.

In the initial version of its article, published Friday morning, CNN reported that a person who listed himself as Mike Erickson emailed President Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., and others in the Trump organization on September 4, 2016, offering access to hacked Democratic National Committee emails, as well as pilfered messages from former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

But the Washington Post later reported that the date of the email was actually September 14. The discrepancy is crucial because the latter date came after the documents in question had been released to the public, meaning that the sender of the email would have merely been showing Trump already available documents, not offering him a preview of what was to come.



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The White House press party is just another office party. And after having endured 40 years off office and department Christmas parties, i have two words for all officeChristmas parrties — Bah Humbug. ;-)



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