President Donald Trump’s on-going feud with CNN appears to have reached a tipping point. The White House hosts a Christmas party every year, and this year, in response to his unprecedentedly critical comments, CNN will not be attending. The event generally allows members of the media to interact with administration workers in a less formal setting.
A spokesman for the network said, “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.”
“Great, and we should boycott Fake News CNN. Dealing with them is a total waste of time!” President Trump responded on Twitter.
He also retweeted a post by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, which read, “Christmas comes early! Finally, good news from @CNN.”
President Trump has long made the liberal media an enemy, but has intensified his criticisms as of late. “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 of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!” he tweeted last week.
He also wrote, “.
@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!”
To the latter tweet, a PR representative from the network responded, “It’s not CNN’s job to represent the U.S to the world. That’s yours. Our job is to report the news. #FactsFirst.”
It remains to be seen if and how President Trump will continue to attack the liberal media besides discrediting their reports.