President Trump has canceled the White House holiday party for the media, making the decades-old tradition a victim of his increasingly contentious relationship with major news organizations. 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….The White House made no announcement that it was dropping the press party. The president and first lady threw such a gathering last December but did not pose for pictures. Trump made a brief appearance with his wife and offered a few welcoming remarks.
Many in the press were left speculating whether the Christmas party would occur. Last month, White House Communications Director Bill Shine told the New York Times he couldn’t comment on the party, but quipped, “This year we’re inviting Mueller.”
The news of the cancellation isn’t that surprising considering the media’s hostility towards Trump. A study by the Media Research Center found that 92 percent of press coverage over the summer of Trump was negative, compared to just eight percent positive.
And who could forget CNN “reporter” Jim Acosta’s disrespectful behavior at a press conference last month where he engaged in a contentious discussion with President Trump and refused to hand over the microphone to a female White House intern.
Many claims of doctored videos of Acosta's interactions with female White House intern.
Everyone deserves to see what REALLY happened.
This is the completely unedited interaction clipped directly from the White House feed.
I would direct you to really watch the :05 second mark pic.twitter.com/kEkfxswwbB
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 8, 2018