President Donald Trump canceled the White House Christmas party for the press and liberal reporters are not happy about it.
According to Fox News, the annual gathering was often something many in the media looked forward to attending.
But with so many in the media constantly attacking and being hostile toward the president, it appears Trump isn’t going to spend the evening wining and dining them on taxpayer dollars.
Several liberal journalists lashed out and complained on Twitter about Trump’s decision.
Like last year, I wasn’t planning on going. I don’t break bread w/people who don’t like me. I feel sorry for those who wanted 2 go. Party on? The White House’s holiday press soiree may be a ghost of Christmas past – The Washington Post https://t.co/6M3xD6VPUG
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) December 9, 2018
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) December 13, 2018
What a bitter, self-centred, angry, obstinate, temper tantrum throwing dick this guy is. Yeah. I said it. https://t.co/OHzRdLaZC1
— Kathleen Smith (@KikkiPlanet) December 13, 2018
I would not attend even if it was not cancelled. https://t.co/XLlJWeJAZT
— Ksenija Pavlovic McAteer (@ksenijapavlovic) December 13, 2018
No big surprise here.
But hey we’re still having our own party in the WH basement tomorrow so, Trump is welcome to stop by if he wants to. https://t.co/CpLeG9U9b9
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) December 13, 2018
Here’s more from the Fox News report:
The annual Christmas-season gathering was a significant perk for those covering the White House, as well as other Washington reporters, anchors and commentators, and New York media executives would regularly fly in for the occasion. At its peak, the invitation-only soirees grew so large that there were two back-to-back events, one for broadcast outlets and one for print organizations. Journalists who attended the events, which featured a catered buffet of lamb chops, crab claws and elaborate desserts, got to roam the decorated mansion with a spouse or other family member, a friend or a colleague, adding to the invitation’s allure.
But the biggest fringe-benefit was the picture-taking sessions, in which the president and first lady would patiently pose with guests and briefly chat with them in front of a Christmas tree, with the White House sending out the photos — copies of which were invariably sent home to mom. This would take a couple of hours, with long lines snaking across the building’s first floor. Bill Clinton even posed for pictures with journalists days after he was impeached.
Last month, a poll found that more than 70 percent of Americans believe the mainstream media has played a major role in dividing America.
A poll from Zogby Analytics asked 1,024 likely voters “Do you agree or disagree: The mainstream media has played a major role in dividing Americans along racial, gender and political lines. This has led to a spread of hate and misunderstanding among some people.”
Roughly 72 percent said they “strongly agree” or “somewhat agree,” while 29 percent said they “somewhat disagree” or “strongly disagree.”
Here’s part of the report:
“Majorities of voters in many of the same groups that felt the mainstream media spreads hate and misunderstanding, also felt that President Trump is responsible for the spread of hate and misunderstanding, but more voters overall, and in most sub-groups, blame the media slightly more!”
“The intense feelings about the mainstream media, and the political divide they play a role in, were common among many different demographics, but there were instances where some groups agreed or disagreed more or less.”
This, of course, is likely one of the main reasons that Trump cancelled the White House Christmas party for the media.
Why would he spend hours rubbing shoulders with media elites who slander and attack him every single day?